The Role of Teacher’s Non-Verbal Communication Behavior in the Classroom

ICETA 7 || 7th International Conference on Educational Technology of Adi Buana
13 Maret 2016 || ISBN: 978-979-3870-50-2
Penerbit : Universitas PGRI Adi Buana Surabaya

Penulis  : Nurmida Catherine Sitompul


Learning is communication activity. The are two type of communication, verbal communication and non verbal communication. This paper is intended to discribe the role of teacher’s non-verbal communication behavior in classroom. Teacher’s ability to deliver learning content is determined by his or her communication skills. There are two basic reasons why the teacher has to know the role of non-verbal communication in class, they are;1)to be a good receiver for her students, 2) to be able to send positive signals which can support student’s learning, and at the same time, not to send negative signals which can prevent student’s learning. Teacher has to know the effective communication through non-verbal behavior in learning and practice to use it.
Key words: teacher non-verbal communication behavior, delivery strategy, communication skill, congruent communication