UGC NET Study Notes On Classroom Communication

By Mohit Choudhary|Updated : August 8th, 2022

UGC NET EXAM consists of Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is common for everyone, and Paper 2 is subject-specific. Paper-1 comprises 10 sections; each section has equal weight-age. Communication is the most important section of Paper 1. Every year five questions come directly from it. Any Aspirant who dreams of clearing NET or JRF cannot ignore this section. Aspirants have to aim higher for Paper-1, so prepare every topic thoroughly. Here we are providing Study Notes on Classroom communication.

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Classroom Communication

  • It is a form of interaction between the teacher and students.
  • In this sharing of information and experience take place.
  • The objective of classroom communication is developing knowledge, application, analysis and evaluation abilities.
  • It is useful when it is two-way.
  • One-way communication hinders students abilities to ask questions and clear their doubts.
  • Feedback plays an important role: it is used to plan future activities and make improvements.

According to Cole and Chan, Classroom communication include

  1. Message formulation.
  2. Encoding of Message.
  3. Transmission of Message.
  4. Decoding and interpretation of Message.
  5. Feedback and Evaluation.

Message Formulation

  • The sender initiates the communication process through a message.
  • It is transmitted to the targeted audience.
  • The message could be spoken words, gestures, movement, etc.
  • Knowledge level, communication skill and attitude of the communicator is most important in this.
  • In Classroom communication, the teacher must conceptualize ideas to be conveyed to students by arranging them in coherent and meaningful sequence.

Message Encoding

  • In this, Communicator transforms his ideas into a message and mode of communication.
  • Receiver understanding of the mode of communication is essential, therefore communicator must choose only those medium of communication which receiver would be able to understand.
  • This helps in creating a clear and meaningful message.
  • In Classroom communication, teacher encodes their ideas in different ways according to the demands of the curriculum.

Message Transmission

  • In this channel of communication is essential: a form of delivery of the message.
  • The sender selects an appropriate channel or mode of communication.
  • Channel is the means through which receiver receives the message from the communicator.
  • It could be written, spoken, verbal, non-verbal, mass media, etc.

Message Decoding

  • In this receiver interprets the message.
  • The receiver looks in the message and tries to identify the meaning that is common to the sender and receiver.
  • Receiver background becomes most important in this. If the receiver has background information and familiar with the medium of communication, then decoding becomes easy.


  • It is the response to the senders message by receiver.
  • It provides an opportunity to evaluate what is right and wrong about the communication.
  • It could be verbal and non-verbal. Example- raising an eyebrow, facing expression, asking for explanation.


  • It is the interruption in the communication.
  • Interruption could be verbal and non verbal.
  • Example- constant chattering, loudspeakers, roadside noises, faulty transmission, poor handwriting, etc.
  • Noise is considered as the barrier in effective communication.
  • For smooth and effective communication, it is important to eliminate this barrier.

How to effectively manage classroom communication

  • Teacher must encourage student’s participation by making them listen actively.
  • Teacher must understand facial expression of students because some students may not be able to share their queries and problems with the teacher.
  • Teacher must ask questions to students to test their understanding.
  • Teacher should always motivate students and develop cordial relationship with them.
  • Teaching communication should be precise and clear.
  • While teaching teacher should always take a pause or short breaks after finishing a topic.
  • Humour helps students enjoy the class. Therefore, a teacher should be humours.
  • Students should be encouraged to ask questions and a teacher should not insult them or criticise them because it discourages the students from asking questions.
  • A teacher should not be biased towards any students. For teachers, all students must be equal.
  • A teacher should be empathetic towards students.

Some Key terms

  • Narrowcasting is when the service is streamed for limited people. Example- only subscribers of Online Classroom Program could watch all structured courses.
  • Broadcasting is when there is not restrictions on who could watch. Example- UGC NET BYJU'S Exam Prep session on Youtube are free for everyone.
  • Synchronous Communication- In this communication, message is streamed in real time. There is no delays. Examples- videoconferences, chat room discussion, voice calls, etc.
  • Asynchronous Communication- In this communication, message is delayed. Example- email, letters, forums, etc.
  • Semiotics- It is a branch of linguistics which studies how sign are interpreted in different languages.
  • Kinesics- In this certain body movements and gestures serve as a form of non-verbal communication.

We hope you understood all about Classroom communication for paper-1 for UGC NET Exam.


Team BYJU'S Exam Prep


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