ERIC Number: ED311041
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide to Developing Communication across the Curriculum.
Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.
This guide was designed to help teachers consider the essential nature of communication in the teaching-learning process and to share responsibility for communication across the curriculum. The guide has four sections. The first section examines the role of communication in one teacher's classroom. A discussion of this teacher's belief that learning and communication are inseparable serves as the framework for introducing a model of communication which uses concentric circles to emphasize the interaction and integration of individual capacities, the elements of the communication process, and the audience. Goals for developing communication across the curriculum based on the model are presented. The second section identifies abilities and understandings that students use intuitively as they use language to learn and think in the classroom. The third section explores strategies for incorporating communication across the curriculum. This section suggests that interaction and active construction of meaning through language are important to all learning whether in or out of school. The fourth section discusses how the communication processes and skills used by students flow from the instructional activities in which they are involved and how they can be tailored to students' individual needs and abilities. A "Form for Analyzing Communication Abilities and Understandings Across the Curriculum" is appended to help teachers identify, monitor, and assess the communications skills they use. A bibliography of more than 200 references is included.(JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa