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Effective Communication Techniques for Teachers Free Course

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  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • 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.

  • 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;

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 5 )
  • 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
    • Lecture
    • Questions and Answers
    • Classroom Discussion
    • Group Work
    • Structure of Participation - Summary
  • Module 3: Resource
  • 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
  • References
  • Module 5: Effective Communication Techniques for Teachers Assessment
    • Effective Communication Techniques for Teachers - Assessment
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Module 5: Effective Communication Techniques for Teachers Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Course Features
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours

  • Publisher

    Global Text Project

  • Video


  • Audio


  • Assessment


  • Certification


  • Price


  • Reward

    50 Pts

  • Responsive


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