ERIC Number: EJ889934
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
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"Effective Instructional Practice": Using Teacher Self-Disclosure as an Instructional Tool
Cayanus, Jacob L.
Communication Teacher, v18 n1 p6-9 Jan 2004
Traditionally, in the classroom, teachers often spend considerably more time talking than their students. While a good portion of this time is spent by the teacher covering course content, teachers also talk about themselves, tell stories, and share their personal beliefs (Nussbaum, Comadena, & Holladay, 1987). When these behaviors occur, teachers are engaging in self-disclosure. This article examines the research conducted on teacher self-disclosure and offers suggestions on how teachers can use self-disclosure effectively in the classroom. A list of references and suggested readings is included.
Descriptors: Course Content, Teaching Methods, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Teachers, Interpersonal Communication, Outcomes of Education, Teacher Education, Student Interests, Student Motivation
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