Creating New Curriculum Part 3: Communication

One of the greatest challenges we face as educators is that of communication; and failure to communicate clearly through directions, questions, assessment, and informal interactions quickly leads to breakdowns in trust, motivation and performance.  On the flip-side, by varying communication strategies and accommodating the unique learning needs of each student, we can bridge gaps that increase love of learning, connection, and advocacy.

What patterns of communication will your course facilitate? How will students connect with themselves, others, and the world?

4 Responses to Creating New Curriculum Part 3: Communication

  1. Carlos says:

    Here is an answer in 6 slides, 1 for each tentative channel of communication:

    1. World => Students
    2. Students => World
    3. Students => Themselves
    4. Students => Students
    5. Teacher => Students
    6. Students => Teacher

    1. Eric says:

      Fun slides with great, simple information about the myriad levels of communication.
      Thank you,

  2. Eric says:

    In-person: discussion, team-building activities, solos, pairs, small groups. large group, field experience, guest expert workshops
    On-line: blogs, google docs, diigo reources; music, videos, links, articles
    Presentations and workshops: inside, outside, in the spaces of those who inspire us
    Evaluation: self, other, etc

  3. Kenny Bae says:

    Students will communicate through the following:

    o Find connections of their milestone work to the millennium development goals.
    o Understand why the millennium development goals matter in the world.
    o Listen, cooperate, have compassion and understanding among their peers (students who come from different parts of the world).

    Practical applications include blogging, reflecting writing, pod-casting, in-class discussions and group activities.

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