Theories of Communication - PEOI
Teaching Communication: Theory, Research, and Methods
An important element of intercultural communication is listening. Listening is an essential skill for making and keeping relationships. Listening is a commitment and a compliment. It is a commitment to understanding how other people feel, how they see their world. It means putting aside your own prejudices and beliefs, your anxieties and self-interest, so that you can step behind the other person's eyes. You try to look at things from his or her perspective.
Communicative Language Teaching: theories, lesson …
In this study, the preservice teachers show audience awareness in their reflection that non-verbal communication like tone, pitch of voice and facial expressions in communicating the speaker’s attitude both towards the subject of the conversation and the listener. In the study by Worley, Titsworth, Worley, Cornett-DeVito, (2007), the award-winning teachers identify these aspects as the soft skills of communication, which they say consist of ‘motivation, use of verbal and non-verbal communication, the establishment of interpersonal relationships with students, and the establishment of a positive classroom climate.’ (p. 8). The preservice teachers in the Mother Tongue group emphasized politeness and were very conscious of their self-image. While the General Track group was conscious of their self-image, the Mother Tongue group was more concerned of the image they portrayed to their colleagues since they used English to communicate with their colleagues rather than students.
What is active learning, and when does it happen?
Hymes held that such a view of linguistic theory was sterile,that linguistic theory needed to be seen as part of a more general theory incorporating communication and culture.
What I have learnt from the course ” Advanced Theories …
The goal of language teaching is to develop what Hymes (1972) referred to as"communicative competence." Hymes coined this term in order to contrast a communicative view of language and Chomsky's theory of competence.
Learning Theories and Transfer of Learning
Uncertainly Reduction Theory
Uncertainty Reduction Theory suggests that when strangers meet, their primary focus ison reducing their levels of uncertainty in the situation. Their levels of uncertainty arelocated in both behavioral and cognitive realms. That is, they may be unsure of how tobehave (or how the other person will behave), and they may also be unsure what they thinkof the other and what the other person thinks of them. Further, peoples uncertaintyis both individual level and relational level. People are highly motivated to usecommunication to reduce their uncertainty according to this theory.