1.) Young people communicate in class by raising their hand and waiting to be called on by the discussion leader, usually the teacher. In class, young people may strive to be more eloquent or formal with their responses.When communicating with others outside of the classroom, they will be less formal using more casual language and have less structure to the discussion. They may interject things quickly or interrupt others to get their point across.
2.) Reason 1: In a classroom situation, the instructor has set the expectations and rules for communication.
Reason 2: In a classroom situation, students may not know each other well and may have more guarded responses. The culture of the classroom with dictate how they communicate and how much they are willing to share.
Reason 3: In a classroom situation, people are conscious about how they are perceived by others. Will others judge them harshly if they share their inner feelings? Will people think they are stupid?
3.) Strategies to disrupt effective communication in a group situation include things such as sarcasm, joking around or not taking the discussion seriously, changing the subject, or refusing to participate.
4.) In group situations, I tend to be a more passive observer. This is because I have an introverted personality. I like to listen to everybody else's ideas and then think about what I really believe, analyzing everything, before I respond. My participation usually depends on the group and how receptive I think they will be of my responses.
5.) To encourage group participation, you have to create an atmosphere or mutual respect for all opinions so that people feel safe to share. You also want to be appreciative when people share with others and communicate appropriately, making sure that the group leader praises that participation.
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