Advantages and Disadvantages of Nonverbal Communication in School

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Nonverbal Communication in School

By | Jan. 2011
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Summary: 11 pages. 4 sources. APA format.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Nonverbal communication in School is an important topic to be learned by human beings. This paper explores various techniques that can be utilized to manage conflict in the workplace.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Nonverbal Communication in School Introduction
“People cannot live without each other, we are social beings” (Marwijk). Students from different levels and cultures love to hang out with each other thus using different nonverbal communication which may build or break up relationships because of misunderstood actions.

Usually body language occurs unconsciously. Yet the body language we use decides to a large extent the quality of our communication. It follows that therefore it would be good to become conscious of our own and others' body language. We can learn to use our body language for a purpose. As well as learn to understand and interpret body language of others.

This paper explains the advantages and disadvantages of nonverbal communication in school. Content
“A child first learns to communicate with those around him or her by using his or her nonverbal skills like pointing, clenching his fist, clapping his hands when excited, slapping away objects he does not want, being stubborn when he or she is sleepy, etc.  Therefore, those skills are more highly developed in the beginning than is his speech. By combining non-verbal and verbal when trying to reach the children you have a better chance to make connection (Nanat, 2009)”.

Some children lack the ability of expressing what they feel which may be hindered by bashfulness. By simply looking at their faces and observing their actions we can easily interpret what they cannot say through their nonverbal actions. Therefore by clear understanding of children’s nonverbal action teachers can easily relate and teach them. Longatan mentioned that all humans are basically ethnocentric and human communities encourage...