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Ch 18: NYSTCE English Language Arts: Communicating in Groups

About This Chapter

This chapter outlines tips and strategies for communicating effectively in groups. Study its text and video lessons in order to address related questions on the NYSTCE English Language Arts examination.

NYSTCE English Language Arts: Communicating in Groups - Chapter Summary

Examine the different roles of people within groups and the ways in which they can implement ideas and solutions for the good of the whole group. This chapter discusses social facilitation as well as the importance of requesting feedback from the audience. Individual accountability and group rewards are emphasized, as are group history and cohesiveness. Watching and reading the lessons might assist you with questions on the NYSTCE English Language Arts related to:

  • Exploring the effectiveness of audience-centered communication
  • Comparing cooperative and collaborative learning
  • Identifying the factors that affect social and group communication
  • Discussing how people work and make decisions as part of groups
  • Explaining the expectations that are placed group members
  • Describing class discussion activities

The video and text lessons in this chapter should be watched and studied thoroughly so that they can better prepare you for the NYSTCE English Language Arts examination. The lessons can be accessed anytime and reviewed at your convenience. Along with teacher-narrated videos, the chapter includes written transcripts and quizzes. Utilize the video tags when you want to quickly move from one topic to another. Ask questions of the instructors through the ask-a-question feature on the Dashboard.

NYSTCE English Language Arts: Communicating in Groups Chapter Objectives

The seventh of nine sections on the NYSTCE English Language Arts examination, the Speaking and Listening section includes questions pertaining to group communication. Showcase your understanding of the topics that were covered in this chapter as you pursue an English Language Arts teaching certification. The section includes 10 selected-response questions and accounts for 9% of the examination score. The overall examination contains 90 selected-response questions and one constructed-response item. You'll be allowed three hours and 15 minutes to conclude the computer-based examination.

6 Lessons in Chapter 18: NYSTCE English Language Arts: Communicating in Groups
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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.

Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom

2. Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom

It's extremely common for teachers to require students to work in groups. However, certain types of groups and activities are preferred over others. In this lesson, we define cooperative learning and discuss its advantages in the classroom. We also define collaborative learning and explain how it is different than cooperative learning.

Factors Affecting Group & Team Communication

3. Factors Affecting Group & Team Communication

If you've ever been part of a team, you've experienced social communication. Whether it went well or not so well, learning the five main factors that affect group communication can help you be a more effective part of the team.

Group Behavior in Social Psychology: Definition & Influences

4. Group Behavior in Social Psychology: Definition & Influences

Do individuals behave differently in groups than they would on their own? How do group dynamics affect our decision-making skills? You'll learn about the benefits and potential pitfalls than can come from belonging to a group.

Roles of Group Members: Perceptions, Expectations & Conflict

5. 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.

Class Discussion: Activities & Ideas

6. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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