ECT 300 EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY: What are some of the barriers to effective communication in the classroom?

CHAPTER ONE

Communication process and learning

1a iv). Explain some of the barriers to effective classroom communication.

1.4.6 Barriers to effective classroom communication

Broadly speaking barriers can be categorized into three namely:

  • Psychological
  • Physiological
  • Physical or environmental

Specifically, the barriers to effective classroom communication are:

  • Language
  • Age difference
  • Content
  • Lesson preparation
  • Over emphasis of the cognitive domain
  • Class management
  • Teaching strategies
  • Media
  • Culture
  • Socio economic status
  • Attitudes and motivation
  • Noise

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

  1. Think back on a learning situation you have been in. Identify as many of the sources of interference as you can. Briefly, indicate how would reduce the distortion caused by each source

FURTHER READINGS

  1. Driscoll M J (1994). Psychology of Learning for instruction Boston. Allyn & Bacon.
  2. Hamachek Don E. (1979). Psychology in Teaching, Learning and Growth. (2nd edition). Boston Allyn and Bacon.
  3. Mayer R.e. (1982). Learning. In H E Mitzel (ed). Encyclopaedia of Education Research (p.1040-1058) New York Free Press
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