Oral Communicators & Print Communicators

Oral Communicators Print Communicators
• Learn by hearing • Learn by seeing and reading
• Think and talk about events • Think and talk about words, concepts and principles
• Learn by watching, imitating, listening and repeating • Learn by reading, studying, classifying, comparing and analysing
• Able to memorise things handed down from the past • Need to look things up in books and write them down in notebooks
• Appreciate narrative passages that illustrate God’s qualities • Appreciate abstract statements about God’s qualities
• Need stories that show sin, righteousness, prayer, faith etc. • Enjoy exhortations about sin, righteousness, prayer, faith etc.
• Communicate in groups, learn through interacting with other people • Communicate one to one, learn on their own
• Acquire and store information as concrete events related to one another on a time line • Cope well with abstract themes and key points regardless of chronology


Adapted from the International Journal of Frontier Missions 21:3 Fall 2004

Return to Living Words July 2015

John 1:1

In the beginning was the Word

Verse for today

You will have these tassels to look at and so you will remember all the commands of the Lord, that you may obey them and not prostitute yourselves by chasing after the lusts of your own hearts and eyes.