C. Explain How Different Social, Professional and Cultural Contexts May Affect Relationships and the Way People Communicate.

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[pic] Learners Declaration: I certify that the work submitted in this assignment is my own. Full Name … Address….. Enrolment number…… Unit/Title …. Please save the Learners Declaration to your PC, add your details, and upload with your completed assessments. Assignment 6– Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults QUESTION 1 a. Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adult Effective communication is not just about speaking and listening. It is also about watching and feeling. Our body language and tone of voice actually communicate more strongly than the words we use. So, listening effectively…show more content…
Some children have very little chance to put their own thoughts forward and express themselves with adults. They may lack confidence and need to be given a chance to ‘warm up’ first so that they feel able to do so. ● Give eye contact and actively listen. If you say that you are listening, but are looking away and are busy doing something else, this gives the child the message that you are not really interested in what they are saying. Make sure that if a pupil is talking, you are giving them your attention. ● Use body language and facial expressions, and be approachable. Make sure that you show your interest by the way in which you act when speaking to pupils. For example, if a young person is sitting down, sit next to them so that you are at their level. It can be very intimidating to have someone towering over them. Also make sure that you smile and react in a positive way to what they are saying. ● React and comment on what they are saying. You may need to repeat back to pupils to check on your understanding, particularly if they have used incorrect language: for example, ‘I ain’t gonna do PE today.’ ‘You’re not going to do PE today, why is that?’ ● Be interested, responding and questioning to maintain conversation. It is important to model and invite the ‘norms’ of conversation with children so that they build up an
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