ERIC Number: ED258302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Teachers as Public Speakers: Training Teachers to Lecture.
Cooper, Pamela J.
Focusing on public speaking as a major instructional tool for teachers, this paper contains suggestions for more effective lecturing. In the introduction, classroom communication is analyzed according to four moves: structuring, soliciting, responding, and reacting. The paper then discusses four problems in studying learning from meaningful verbal discourse and recommends four principles of communication information exchange: create a need to know in students; make the information relevant; present information that is well organized, repeated, and dramatic; and reduce information overload. The paper also deals with problems of lecturing, solutions to these problems and steps in preparing a lecture. Sequential activities for training teachers to lecture effectively and a lecture evaluation form for students to fill out are included. The appendix includes a diagram about narrowing a lecture topic and tables of clarification devices and organizational patterns for the body of the lecture. (EL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Speech Association (Indianapolis, IN, April 4-6, 1985).