How to improve communication among students in a language classroom
An atmosphere full of conflicts leads to uncertainty; it can even lead to difficulties in relationships and misunderstanding within the group. It is important to mention that in a classroom where there are too many disagreements and unresolved issues, there are problems of self-esteem for some of its members, which may be the cause of aggression towards others and lead to interpersonal conflicts, too. As the environment in the classroom depends on each student and their attitude, as well as a definition of one´s role within the group, a harmonic environment is constructed by collaborative and respectful behavior towards oneself and all others.
This project is a design of a program based on empowerment strategies of different pedagogical and psychological influences, aimed to improve interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships in the classroom. The term empowerment in this context is understood as increasing an individual’s inner strength to make changes in their personal lives and their environment. The objective of this project is to achieve a peaceful environment and improve communication in the classroom through empowerment techniques. Empowerment techniques in this project include exercises for students in order to develop their awareness about the importance of finding their unique role in the group and acting accordingly to search for a specific attitude for each member of the group that will not harm or disturb others; and to learn how to accept others, considering each student’s background.
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