Ch 7: MTTC Elementary Education: Types of Communication

About This Chapter

You can use this chapter to prepare for the communication content of the MTTC Elementary Education exam. Look over the chapter's video lessons to review what you'll find when you take the test.

MTTC Elementary Education: Types of Communication - Chapter Summary

Since some of the questions on the MTTC Elementary Education test will be on types of communication, this chapter focuses on preparing you for related questions, such as the tone and purpose of an essay and active listening techniques. The chapter's video lessons can help you do the following:

  • Describe audience-centered communication
  • Identify types of communication, such as interpersonal, non-verbal and oral
  • Explain how to organize a speech
  • Discuss inquiry and critical thinking strategies
  • Analyze ethical issues in informal and formal report writing

These video lessons conveniently can be viewed from a computer or an Internet-enabled mobile device. Gauge your understanding of the material presented in the lessons by taking the practice quizzes and chapter test.

8 Lessons in Chapter 7: MTTC Elementary Education: Types of Communication
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Audience-Centered Communication: Description & Effectiveness

1. Audience-Centered Communication: Description & Effectiveness

Audience-centered communication is a type of communication where a speaker analyzes the audience to determine the content, language usage and listener expectations. It allows effective communication because the speaker can tailor messages to the needs of the listener.

Tone, Audience & Purpose in Essays

2. Tone, Audience & Purpose in Essays

What is tone? How do you create a tone within an essay? Watch this video lesson to learn how writing with a specific audience and purpose in mind will help you to achieve an appropriate tone.

Types of Communication: Interpersonal, Non-Verbal, Written & Oral

3. Types of Communication: Interpersonal, Non-Verbal, Written & Oral

This lesson distinguishes between the various methods of communication used by managers, including interpersonal communication, nonverbal communication, written communication and oral communication.

Speech Organization: Importance to Speaker & Audience

4. 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.

What Is Active Listening? - Techniques, Definition & Examples

5. What Is Active Listening? - Techniques, Definition & Examples

Have you ever felt that you had been heard but not understood? If so, chances are that the person you were talking with was not actively listening.This lesson defines active listening and provides specific techniques that can be used.

Inquiry & Critical Thinking: Process & Strategies

6. Inquiry & Critical Thinking: Process & Strategies

While students can acquire knowledge by copying a teacher's notes from the blackboard and memorizing facts from textbooks, they must develop higher-order thinking skills to gain mastery in any field. To mold independent, 21st-century thinkers, educators must engage students in critical thinking and inquiry. Read on to discover strategies and applications that will help students learn to think.

Ethical Issues in Informal Report Writing

7. Ethical Issues in Informal Report Writing

In the business world, informal reports are a common part of communication, but there are some ethical issues that should be kept in mind when writing them. In this lesson, we'll cover common ethical problems in informal report writing.

Ethical Issues in Formal Report Writing

8. Ethical Issues in Formal Report Writing

Businesses use formal reports for a variety of situations, but they are often fraught with ethical issues. In this lesson, we'll examine the ethics of formal report writing, including ethics when doing research and honesty issues when writing reports.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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