E T S Praxis Series

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood (0521)

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Current section: I. Students as Learners

III. Communication Techniques

  1. Basic, effective verbal and nonverbal communication techniques
  1. Effect of cultural and gender differences on communications in the classroom
  1. Types of communications and interactions that can stimulate discussion in different ways for particular purposes
    1. Probing for learner understanding
    1. Helping students articulate their ideas and thinking processes
    1. Promoting risk taking and problem solving
    1. Facilitating factual recall
    1. Encouraging convergent and divergent thinking
    1. Stimulating curiosity
    1. Helping students to question
    1. Promoting a caring community