Communication Skills

Topics: Learning, High school, Secondary education Pages: 10 (2691 words) Published: December 11, 2012
THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING

Field Support Programme for Diploma in Secondary Education

SELF STUDY MODULE

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

MOEVT - NOV: 2007

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The Ministry of Education and Vocational training (MoEVT) wishes to thank the following experts who participated in designing and developing this self-study module.

Writers:
1. 2. Luka Mkonongwa Odilia L. Chua Assistant Lecturer, DUCE Teacher, Oysterbay Secondary School

Coordinators:
1. 2. Samuel J. Makundi Naomi V. Swai Teacher Education Department Teacher Education Department

Secretary
Salome Stephano

………………………………………….. Chief Education Officer

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Page Acknowledgements ............................................................................................................i Table of contents .............................................................................................................. ii Introduction ..................................................................................................................... iii How to use the module .....................................................................................................iv 1.0. The concept of communication ..................................................................................1 1.1. Communication skills theory......................................................................................1 1.2. Barriers to communication .........................................................................................2 2.0. Reference skills...........................................................................................................2 2.1. Library skills...............................................................................................................2 2.2. Internet........................................................................................................................3 3.0. Making oral presentation ............................................................................................3 3.1. Preparation of oral speech ..........................................................................................4 3.2. Making oral presentation ............................................................................................4 4.0. Reading skills .............................................................................................................5 5.0. Writing skills ..............................................................................................................5 6.0. Vocabulary .................................................................................................................7 7.0. Structure .....................................................................................................................8

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INTRODUCTION Communication is the central theme in any activity involving more than one person. The process of teaching and learning like many other activities require high level of communication skills. Nevertheless, the ability to communicate effectively is one of the most challenging and difficult endeavors in the teaching and learning process in secondary schools. The dilemma is that in Tanzania Kiswahili is the medium of instruction in primary schools and a National language. But English is the medium of instruction in secondary schools. As a result students who join secondary education find it difficult to switch from Kiswahili to English. It therefore becomes difficult for them to cope with secondary school teaching and learning. Similarly, teachers have no enough exposure to communication skills. This module, therefore, is meant to equip secondary school teachers with knowledge of communication skills so that they can help their students learn with minimal problems. This module has been divided into seven units. The first unit is an overview of the concept of...
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