Date of Award
Masters Plan B
Master of Science (MS)
Science & Mathematics Teaching Center
Alan Buss, Chair
The purpose of this project was to determine how adolescents learn, obtain appropriatemethods of teaching that support academic success for adolescents, and outline basic teaching strategies to enhance communication and social skills of adolescents in the classroom. Research indicates that continual social change and education reform create challenges for educators in the classroom. Studies indicate that learning is naturally social, cultural, and communicative therefore, purposeful planning of the learning task, style of interaction, group size, and student characteristics are all necessary to support student success.
Bell, Maggie, "Face-to-Face Verbal Communication and Social Skills: The Link to Adolescent Learning" (2014). SMTC Plan B Papers. 26.