UGC NET Study Notes on Classroom Communication

By Mohit Choudhary|Updated : January 23rd, 2024

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Classroom communications are of three types: verbal, nonverbal and written. 

1. Verbal communication

  • It is spoken words from teachers or students.

2. Nonverbal communication

  • It is the body language used by teachers and students to express themselves.

3. Written communication

  • It is in the form of writing directed by a teacher towards students. It could also be in the form of assignments or report card.
  • Teachers and students interact with each other using all the above-given communications.

Teacher/Class Communication

  • It exists when the teacher communicates with the class.
  • Verbal communication is the most important medium here.
  • The teacher tells students about the subject or any specific topic that is being taught.
  • For example- If a teacher scolds the whole class for talking. This is a direct form of verbal communication.
  • Teacher communicated with the class through non-verbal ways as well.
  • Through postures, gestures or coming close to students.
  • Example- Instead of scolding student by shouting, a teacher could move toward the student who is disturbing the most. Through this, the disruptive student receives the message. Also, other students of the class observe the teacher intentions as well.

Teacher/Student Communication

  • This occurs when a teacher interacts directly with the student.
  • Teachers act one-on-one with a particular student in front of the class.
  • This type of communication is effective when a teacher wants to point out the inappropriate behaviour of student privately instead of in front of the class.
  • Also, if a teacher wants to point out the performance of the student, this is effective.

Student/Teacher Communication

  • This form of communication is also direct. But in this student initiates the conversation.
  • This also occurs during whole class participation.
  • For example- a student asking a question from a teacher during class discussion. This form of communication engages a single student with a teacher in front of the class.
  • If the teacher starts the communication then it is Teacher/student and if the student starts the communication then it is Student. teacher communication.
  •  When students write emails to their teacher to ask questions or on assignments, then this form of communication is a written form of student/teacher communication.

Student/Student Communication

  • This form of communication occurs when two or more students interact with each other.
  • A successful whole class discussion requires students to communicate with each other.
  • There could be agreement and disagreement between students.
  • This form of communication also occurs when students work in pairs to complete assignments.

Student/Class Communication

  • This form of communication occurs when the message is directed towards the entire class by a group of students.
  • Discussion in the classroom is the best example of this.
  • If any student asks the class a question during a discussion, the message of that student is directed towards the entire class.
  • Group presentation also constitutes this type fo communication because it is also directed towards the entire class.
  • The students feel most self-conscious and nervous while participating in this form of communication.
  • Nonverbal communication often includes fidgeting or looking away.

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