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Ch 8: MTTC Elementary Education: Types of Communication

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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 will focus on preparing you for related questions. The chapter's video lessons will go over the following:

  • Audience-centered communication
  • How to write for a specific audience
  • Differences between kinds of communication
  • Speech organization
  • Active listening techniques
  • Critical thinking strategies
  • Ethical issues concerning 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.

11 Lessons in Chapter 8: 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.

Writing for Your Audience

3. Writing for Your Audience

By understanding some fundamental characteristics about your audience, you can write more effectively and be in better control of how well your writing is received by that audience. This video explains the basic points that you should consider in order to provide more informative and more persuasive essays for your readers.

Connecting With Your Audience Through Writing

4. Connecting With Your Audience Through Writing

Connecting with your audience through writing is a necessity in the work place in order to garner the needed response. Investigating the audience's background and enabling certain steps will position your message to deliver the greatest impact.

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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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.

How Perception Influences the Communication Process

8. How Perception Influences the Communication Process

Perception's effect on the communication process is all about how the same message can be interpreted differently by different people. Distortions, such as stereotypes, projections and halo effects, all affect worker relationships and productivity.

Inquiry & Critical Thinking: Process & Strategies

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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.

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