ERIC Number: EJ888856
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Reference Count: 3
Helping Students Explore Three Styles of Learning to Illustrate the Perception Process
Scholl, Juliann C.
Communication Teacher, v19 n2 p53-56 Apr 2005
Perhaps one of the first concepts to which students in the communication hybrid course are exposed is the perception process. Students often learn that communication involves perception, which is dealing with several different forms of information or stimuli and deciding how to utilize that information to accomplish their goals. Perception involves a three-step process: selecting relevant information from the environment, organizing that information in a meaningful way, and interpreting that information so that it makes sense. Students will have a better appreciation for this concept if they understand that while perception affects one's interaction with others, it also influences one's response to the stimuli in one's environment. This activity has the dual objective of acquainting students with three learning styles as well as helping them understand and apply the perception process.
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Stimuli, Concept Teaching, Cognitive Processes, Class Activities, Instructional Design, Teaching Models
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