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Speaking & Listening in the Classroom - Chapter Summary
Our subject-matter experts present on topics relating to speaking and listening in the classroom in this chapter. Get to know ways of leading a discussion in a classroom. You can also learn to assess and support nervous student speakers, promote the communication skills of your students, and help develop oral communication skills by using technology. Other lesson topics include:
- Questions, topics and activities for group discussions
- Selective, critical, empathetic and active listening skills used for effective listening in groups
- Evaluating the speeches of others as part of critical listening and thinking
- Persuasive, informative, and special occasion speech types
- Developing a presentation that is audience-centered
- Audience, speaker and the purpose of a speech as relates to the style of a speech
- Articulation, pronunciation, and dialect as part of public speaking
- Examples and overview of nonverbal cues in communication
Lessons are short and focus on one specific aspect of speaking and listening in the classroom. Use your mobile device whenever you have a few minutes to spare. Track your progress towards completion of this chapter on your dashboard.
1. Group Discussion: Questions, Topics and Activities
Have you ever found it difficult to start a group discussion? Or once you've started one, have you ever found it hard to keep it interesting? This lesson provides some basic parameters for what makes a quality group discussion, examples of good questions that promote good conversation, and methods that help keep the discussion interesting.
2. Techniques for Leading a Classroom Discussion
Classroom discussions are a great way for students to get the most out of their time in class. This lesson will give you a few techniques to help your students get the most out of their discussions!
3. Using Technology to Develop Oral Communication Skills
Technology is a game changer in terms of the way we communicate. This lesson will discuss the many ways that technology can be used to develop oral communication skills. We will end with a brief quiz to see what you have learned.
4. Listening Effectively in Groups: Critical, Selective, Active & Empathetic Listening
Being an effective listener allows relationship building and leads to increased productivity in the workplace. To form an environment for effective listening, you need to know the best group sizes and the four types of effective listening.
5. Critical Listening & Thinking: Evaluating Others' Speeches
Critical listening skills go far beyond just hearing a speaker's message. They involve analyzing the information in a speech and making important decisions about truth, authenticity and relevance. Learn about critical listening and thinking skills in this lesson.
6. Listening for the Main Point
In this lesson, you'll get some tips on listening to a passage of spoken English for the main point. Don't get bogged down in the details; focus on what's really important!
7. 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.
8. Developing an Audience-Centered Presentation
A presenter has to be able to develop an audience-centered presentation to target the wants, needs, motivations and characteristics of the attendees in order for the message to be delivered appropriately.
9. The Style of a Speech: Speaker, Audience & Purpose
When writing a speech, a writer should consider the speaker, audience and purpose of the speech. Each factor influences the overall style of the speech.
10. Considering Pronunciation, Articulation, and Dialect in Public Speaking
The speaker's culture and habits often have much to do with the vocal traits of a speech. Thus, pronunciation, articulation and dialect are three very personal aspects of speech delivery.
11. Evaluating Yourself as a Speaker: Goals & Methods
The last word of a speech does not completely end it for the speaker. A speaker must take time to evaluate a speech to determine whether the expected goals were accomplished. This lesson will explore several methods to evaluate yourself as a speaker.
12. Supporting & Assessing Nervous Student Speakers
Nervous student speakers feel a sometimes disabling discomfort when they try to make a public presentation. This lesson will give teachers creative ideas for assessing and helping students who are uncomfortable in public speaking environments.
13. Nonverbal Cues in Communication: Examples & Overview
Did you know that your nonverbal cues can communicate your mood and personality? In this lesson, we'll talk about the different types of nonverbal cues and look at some real-life examples.
14. The Role of Culture in Nonverbal Communication
Nonverbal communication is a large part of most conversations, but gestures and other nonverbal cues can mean different things in different cultures. In this lesson, we'll examine the role of culture in nonverbal communication.
15. Strategies for Promoting Students' Communication Skills
In this lesson, we will explore methods to enhance students' communication skills in the areas of speaking, reading, writing, and listening. At the end of the lesson, test your newfound knowledge with a short quiz.
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