The third meeting of Affective Education was talking about Developing Social Skills, Working Together, Collaboration, and Communication. There are five parts in developing social skills such as interaction, making conversation, building and maintaining friendship, empathy, and dealing with conflicts. In this writing, I am going to focus on communication. Everyone in this world needs to communicate each other. We, as human being, have to communicate each other because it is impossible for us to live by our self without help from other people, even from our birth we need someone to help us. In education context, communication means students ability to interact with others in a good way, Body language, facial expression, spoken words, are example of communication.
Communication, according to Johnson (1973, 1993) is any verbal or nonverbal behavior that is perceived by another person. It needs five basic elements which should be fulfilled; the sender, the receiver, the message, the channel and feedback. The sender is the person who send the message. The receiver is the person who receives the message from the sender. While the message means what the sender want to deliver to the receiver. A message can come in many different forms, such as an oral presentation, a written document, an advertisement or just a comment. The message travels from one point to another via a channel of communication. The channel sits between the sender and receiver, it is used to deliver the message, from the spoken word, television, an internet site, or something written like book, letter, or magazine. The last is feedback, it describe the receiver response towards sender's message. Communication will work effectively when the message intended by the sender is well received by the receiver and there is feedback from the receiver.
In conclusion, it is important to know how to communicate with each other well, because as human being communication is one of the ways to make us received by people.