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Effective Communication Techniques for Teachers


Effective Communication Techniques for Teachers

Effective Communication Techniques for Teachers

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Course Description

Communication in classrooms is more complex and unpredictable than in many other situations. As a teacher, understanding the unique features and functions of communication in the classroom is very important.
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This free online course will help you to discover these functions, and how they impact on each individual in the classroom. It will teach you how classroom communication serves a mixture of three purposes at once: content talk, procedural talk, and behavior control talk. Learn how to recognize different elements of communication, not only the verbal but also the non-verbal and the unintended. Understand that to be effective in non-verbal communication you should know how to measure the correct eye-contact length, social distance and wait time. This online course will teach you about the register in a classroom and how to use it in a way that is most beneficial to students’ thinking. Discover the four main structures of participation in teaching, how they influence communication, and some of the the advantages and disadvantages to each. This free online course will be of great interest to teachers and trainers who wish to improve their communication within the learning environment.

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course the learner will be able to: - Identify and correctly make use of the different functions which communication serves in the classroom; - Effectively use and understand verbal and non-verbal communication; - Identify and describe the four main participation structures that guide communication in ways expected by the class, including their advantages and disadvantages; - Use communication in the classroom to stimulate students’ thinking; - Identify the differences between how a teacher uses communication and how a student uses communication;


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Module Title
Module 1: Communication in the Classroom
Module 2: Effective Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication
Module 3: Structure of Participation
Module 4: Using Classroom Talk to Stimulate Students’ Thinking
Module 5: Effective Communication Techniques for Teachers Assessment

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Course Title Effective Communication Techniques for Teachers
Course # 605
Course Publisher Global Text Project
Course Category 85
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Course Description  Communication in classrooms is more complex and unpredictable than in many other situations. As a teacher, understanding the unique features and functions of communication in the classroom is very important. This free online course will help you to discover these functions, and how they impact on each individual in the classroom. It will teach you how classroom communication serves a mixture of three purposes at once: content talk, procedural talk, and behavior control talk. Learn how to recognize different elements of communication, not only the verbal but also the non-verbal and the unintended. Understand that to be effective in non-verbal communication you should know how to measure the correct eye-contact length, social distance and wait time. This online course will teach you about the register in a classroom and how to use it in a way that is most beneficial to students’ thinking. Discover the four main structures of participation in teaching, how they influence communication, and some of the the advantages and disadvantages to each. This free online course will be of great interest to teachers and trainers who wish to improve their communication within the learning environment.
License  This course is available from Global Text Project OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date 23 July 2013
   
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Course Duration (Avg Learner) 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio None
Audio Only None
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
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PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Teodora Malesevic Serbia Great course! Very helpful. 2014-12-12 10:12:11
  • Maria Valbuena United States of America It was very helpful Thank you 2014-12-05 01:12:36
  • Bigirimaana Bernard Uganda This course is so interested and understandable. If communication is respected well, it's a must for students to succeed. 2014-11-29 09:11:38
  • sadia fatima United Kingdom good course :) 2014-11-28 19:11:20
  • Nidy Durairaj Australia The techniques mentioned here are most relevant and apt for every classroom. 2014-11-15 08:11:53
  • Nidy Durairaj Australia This is a very useful course which gives clear comprehensive information to build up confidence in effective communication inevitable in the classroom. I would indeed strongly recommend every teacher to go through this course material to refresh their understanding about the effective communication. 2014-11-15 08:11:36
  • Christina Argyri United Kingdom Very helpful and informative! Thank you very much! 2014-11-11 22:11:09
  • Sonika Kaul Australia I enjoyed the course and found it quite helpful. The strategies mentioned were really helpful. The most important thing was that the content was heavily based on research and not just theory. Some videos and interactive activities would have been helpful though and made studying easier. Overall very good experience. Thanks . 2014-11-09 10:11:52
  • Gemma Smith United Kingdom I think it is a good course to start with to be able to understand communication between teacher and student. 2014-10-27 00:10:27
  • Poonam Singh India Very effective. 2014-10-24 15:10:10
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