This book examines how to communicate information effectively to students, and considers how strong communication skills can support children and maximize learning.

How Can You Help Children to Communicate?

How can you help children to communicate?

This chapter:

  • considers the need to change our communication style if we are to encourage children to think and talk in the light of advice that four out of five comments from educators are negative (Wragg, 1994)
  • explores how we can make a positive start to the above by questioning children in ways that do not require right or wrong answers
  • recognises that children in school have varying abilities and backgrounds, and suggests that we need to present tasks that are suitable for a range of thinking and communicative levels
  • shows that by understanding the nature of formal communication, which demands narrative thinking and structure, we can equip children to learn happily and successfully.

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