IMPORTANCE OF LISTENING AND CONVERSATION IN THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE.
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Discusses the relation of communication to effective classroom experience. Need for teacher to be an effective listener; formal & informal learning process. Teaching as a complex process. Teacher-student relationship. Dynamic function of teacher conversation with students. Ethical issues & teaching. Responsibilities of teachers.
This paper is a discussion of the importance of listening and using conversations as part of the learning experience. It uses Mary McCaslin and Thomas L. Good's text, Listening in Classrooms, as the primary reference and considers their principal thesis: that listening helps facilitate both the formal and the informal learning process and that the student-teacher relationship, built and enhanced through conversation and interchange, is the key to an effective classroom experience. The book attempts to provide specific techniques to build these relationships through listening, rather than simply suggesting that teachers hear what their students are saying. This exchange of communications, while apparently simple, is actually quite complex and requires a sophisticated degree of skill in order to be used well. Effective listening requires
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