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Effective Communication Techniques for Teachers Course


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. 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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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 123 votes
Course Title: Effective Communication Techniques for Teachers
Course #: 605
Course Publisher: Global Text Project
Course Category: 85
Content Origin:
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
Content  
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:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Fani Diakostamati
    Fani Diakostamati United Kingdom It was very interesting. 2015-11-08 22:11:00
  • Mark Aries Cruz
    Mark Aries Cruz Philippines I learned that through good communication, classrooms will have a great learning environment. 2015-11-04 07:11:04
  • Cindy Mackenzie
    Cindy Mackenzie United Kingdom This has been a super course. I have 18 training academies and each person must sit this exam. I have recommend it to all my trainers. Thank you 2015-10-30 12:10:54
  • Shaine Clayson
    Shaine Clayson United Kingdom Cannot wait to put some of this into practice. 2015-10-23 10:10:26
  • Trupti Kulkarni
    Trupti Kulkarni Ireland The entire course was a learning experience for me. 2015-10-19 10:10:23
  • Bradley Holmes
    Bradley Holmes United States of America It was helpful to think about my communication and think about varying my teaching strategies to keep kids motivated and on task. 2015-10-14 22:10:02
  • Kim Marklew
    Kim Marklew United Kingdom Quick to complete and a good tool to recap on knowledge and experience. 2015-09-10 12:09:52
  • Ruth Grant
    Ruth Grant Saint Lucia I believe that communication is very vital especially in the teaching and learning environment. Effective communication within the classroom not only cater to the needs of student but also work as a form of assessment to see how well students relate to a particular topic or question. Additionally, proper communication allow students to work along with other students whether verbally or non-verbal. 2015-09-01 01:09:41
  • Samantha Browne
    Samantha Browne Saint Vincent This course is excellent for teachers. I used it as a refresher before I go in to the classroom. I highly recommend it for teachers in training or those who want retooling. 2015-08-26 01:08:50
  • Sarah bowers
    Sarah bowers United Kingdom Brilliant 2015-08-12 20:08:06
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