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GACE Early Childhood Education: Speaking & Listening - Chapter Summary
Uncover the language arts and teaching strategies you need to know for your GACE Early Childhood Education teacher certification exam by watching short videos. As you navigate this chapter, you will explore:
- Oral and nonverbal communication
- Communication in groups
- How to encourage class discussion
- Effective listening skills
- Preparing and presenting speeches
- Presentation software
- Class activities and strategies
After each video, you'll see a short quiz that lets you practice using the ideas from the lesson. Use these self-assessments to pinpoint concepts that need additional review. Reach out to our instructors if you have questions.
Objectives of the GACE Early Childhood Education: Speaking & Listening Chapter
This chapter covers some of the speech and listening topics you'll find on the language arts portion of the first of the GACE Early Childhood Education assessments for certification as a teacher in Georgia. You'll have two hours to work through the 75 tasks on the exam, which is divided into the following content areas: reading and language arts (50%), social studies (25%) and analysis (25%). The second test also includes 75 tasks, lasts two hours, and is divided as follows: math (53%), science (30%) and health/physical education and the arts (17%).
Use our lesson quizzes to introduce yourself to the format of the selected-response questions you'll find on the test. The first test also includes two essay assignments. Let our instructors know if you have any questions about the exam.
1. Oral Communication: Definition, Types & Advantages
Oral communication is the process of expressing information or ideas by word of mouth. Learn more about the types and benefits of oral communication, and find out how you can improve your own oral communication abilities.
2. Roles of Group Members: Perceptions, Expectations & Conflict
Groups are made up of people who each have their own perceptions and expectations of the group and its work. If those perceptions and expectations are not met, conflict can arise. In this lesson, we'll identify the types of roles in groups and see the interplay of expectations, perceptions and conflict within a group.
3. Ineffective Group Communication in Groups
Ineffective group communication can dramatically impact the productivity and workplace success of a company. There are five factors that need to be addressed in order for groups to work together effectively.
4. Understanding the Nonverbal Communication of Group Members
Nonverbal communication can be difficult to comprehend in group business environment. Subtle cues are often missed, which can easily have verbal messages misunderstood. There are five key functions of nonverbal communication that can help identify potential issues in communication.
5. Class Discussion: Activities & Ideas
In this lesson, we will discuss the importance of class discussions. We will also review several different types of class discussion activities that are appropriate for a variety of grade levels and subjects.
6. Class Discussion Rubric
This lesson provides an overview of rubrics and what to consider when making a class discussion rubric. It also includes tips for using rubrics during class discussions. A short quiz follows the lesson.
7. Effective Listening: Definition & Obstacles
It seems counterintuitive that a public speaker should focus on effective listening. However, a good public speaker must know a few things about his audience in order to effectively communicate his message.
8. Types of Speeches: Informative, Persuasive, and Special Occasion
There are essentially three types of speeches public speakers use to influence their audience. In this lesson, we'll look at those three types of speeches and how each serves a different purpose.
9. Be an Audience-Centered Speaker: Focusing on Listeners' Needs
The best way a speaker can ensure that his message is communicated effectively is to consider his audience and their biases and beliefs. Getting to know and understand the audience will help to create a speech that carries meaning.
10. Speech Organization: Importance to Speaker & Audience
In speech writing, it is important to keep the information organized, which demonstrates credibility and makes the speech easier to comprehend. It starts with the main idea, the speech body and a compelling conclusion.
11. How to Pace Yourself When Speaking
It's perfectly normal to start talking faster when you're nervous, but it does make you harder to understand. Here's how to get it under control and maintain a regular speaking pace.
12. Presentation Software & Graphic Suites: Purpose & Examples
To make an impact on your audience, you not only need a strong message, you also need strong visuals. Learn how presentation and illustration software helps you make an impact when showing your work.
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