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 of 10 section; 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 NET 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.
- 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
- Message formulation.
- Encoding of Message.
- Transmission of Message.
- Decoding and interpretation of Message.
- Feedback and Evaluation.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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