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

Lord, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.