Benefits and Limitations of communication methods and media used in Health…
Benefits and Limitations of communication methods and media used in Health & Social Care
BENEFITS - Learners are given the information in front of them, it is clear, easily shared between learners from the teacher. Learners are exposed to real industry language, it is factual, authentic and could motivate learners to read for pleasure
I USE DIDACTIC TEACHING FOR FORMAL KNOWLEDGE FACTUAL BASED LESSONS EG SCIENCE, THEORY OR RESEARCH
LIMITATIONS - The language used may be difficult for the learner to understand, this can be a difficult teaching method for younger or newer learners to a subject as can appear heavy, materials can become out of date quickly in health and care therefore creating a bigger workload for teachers to stay up to date and relevant
ADVANTAGES - This is an interactive method of communication, it involves students and means they have to pay attention to keep up with the session. it assists in learners articulating ideas, it helps them to evaluate and and respond appropriately to their peers and encourages learners to have a voice.
I USE DISCUSSIONS IN CLASS WHEN TALKING ABOUT SENSITIVE OR CONTROVERSIAL ISSUE. IT ENCOURAGES LEARNERS TO THINK ABOUT THE INDUSTRY AND HOW THEY COULD HANDLE SENSITIVE ISSUES WHILST ALSO TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THE VIEWS OF THEIR PEERS
LIMITATIONS - Discussions can be easily side tracked, therefore the teacher needs to facilitate the discussion to keep learners on track. Conflict can occur between peers so a mutual respect needs to be gained with ground rules embedded. Some learners will dominate the discussion and others may avoid taking part, therefore effective questioning skills may be appropriate to ensure inclusion of all learners
ADVANTAGES - There is a permanent record of what has been said or done, it strengthens and clarifies the message which is being delivered, it can be more reliable than oral materials as there is no confusion or discrepancy in what is said.
I USE WRITTEN MATERIALS IN THE FORM OF JOURNAL ARTICLES. LEARNERS CAN SEE FACTUAL INFORMATION RELATING TO HEALTH AND CARE AND CAN RELATE TO WHAT THEY HAVE PREVIOUSLY LEARNT
LIMITATIONS - This can be a difficult form of communication for some learners who are not read/write learners as they may not understand or take in all of the information, therefore the teacher would need to ensure the appropriate support is available. This method can be time consuming and expensive to share
ADVANTAGES - With the use of a PowerPoint, you can engage with learners of different learning styles, it delivers a visual impact and can improve learner focus
I USE POWERPOINT WHEN DELIVERING SCIENCE OR CONTENT WHICH LEARNERS NEED TO MAKE NOTES ON FACTUAL INFORMATION AS THERE ARE VISUAL PROMPTS FOR ME TO ENSURE THAT PLANNING IS EFFECTIVE AND ALL CONTENT IS DELIVERED
DISADVANTAGE - This can be a didactic method of teaching whereby the focus is heavily on the teacher, the learners could become inactive and easily distracted. there is also the issue with using technology that it could fail leaving the teacher without the relevant resources to deliver the session effectively.