Effective Communication Techniques for Teachers
Teachers and trainers - Learn how to improve your verbal and non-verbal communication techniques to improve your teaching in the classroom.
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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 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 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 course will be of great interest to teachers and trainers who wish to improve their communication within the learning environment.
Module 1: Communication in the Classroom
Communication in the Classroom - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Communication in the Classroom
Functions of Talk
Types of Communication
How Teachers Talk
How Students Talk
Communication in the Classroom - Summary
Module 2: Effective Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication
Effective Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication - Learning Outcomes
Effective Verbal Communication – Content, Procedural and Control Talk
Effective Non-Verbal Communication – Eye Contact
Effective Non-Verbal Communication – Wait Time and Social Distance
Effective Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication - Summary
Module 3: Structure of Participation
Structure of Participation - Learning Outcomes
Effects on Communication
Questions and Answers
Structure of Participation - Summary
Module 4: Using Classroom Talk to Stimulate Students’ Thinking
Using Classroom Talk to Stimulate Students’ Thinking - Learning Outcomes
Why Using Classroom Talk is Important
Probing for Learner Understanding
Helping Students to Articulate their Ideas and Thinking
Promoting Academic Risk-Taking and Problem-Solving
Promoting a Caring Community
Using Classroom Talk to Stimulate Students’ Thinking - Summary
Module 5: Effective Communication Techniques for Teachers Assessment
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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