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Vartabedian, Sarah E.; Klinger, Laurel C. – Communication Teacher, 2019
The 4Ps activity provides a unique approach to first-day class introductions and creates a positive classroom climate that encourages student engagement. The assignment generates initial self-disclosure that facilitates interpersonal and group communication throughout the semester. Additionally, the activity can be used as a unit activity with a…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Relationship
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Pruim, Douglas E. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Critically fun is a single-class activity for communication classes discussing persuasive messages, the effects of mass media, or rhetorical analysis (e.g. public speaking, communication theory, mass media, and rhetoric). Objectives: By the end of the activity, students should be able to analyze critically the rhetorical significance of…
Descriptors: Communications, Persuasive Discourse, Humor, Political Issues
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Goins, Terilyn J. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Course: Gender Communication. Objectives: The aims of this activity are (1) to illustrate, through language, the ways in which names artificially polarize individuals, and (2) to demonstrate the power of words to frame reality and perspective.
Descriptors: Language Usage, Gender Bias, Naming, Class Activities
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Miller, Katharine E.; Wieland, Maureen – Communication Teacher, 2019
We present an engaging and practical exercise in which graduate students grapple with metatheoretical perspectives often presented in their introduction to graduate studies or communication theory courses. To expand their understanding of and engagement with the major elements of the paradigms central to our field, students work in groups to apply…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Theories, College Instruction, Graduate Students
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Liu, Min; Henry, Dayna S. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Course: This activity is intended for a course on romantic relationships, communication between intimate partners, or a special topics class where partner communication about sex may be discussed. Objective: The objective is to provide students a non-threatening environment to articulate their conceptualization of sexual pleasure, and to practice…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Intimacy, Interpersonal Communication, Course Descriptions
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Nodulman, Jessica A. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Using the philosophy of mindfulness is an innovative way to teach about perception. By participating in a mindfulness awareness practice, engaging in an activity with all your senses and being in the moment without judgment, students learn about the concepts of perception and mindfulness; analyze their personal perception process before and after…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Metacognition, Interpersonal Communication, Teaching Methods
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Scharp, Kristina M.; Seiter, John S.; Curran, Timothy – Communication Teacher, 2019
People who receive supportive communication when they are distressed benefit from a series of advantageous outcomes. We designed the following activity based on the popular board game Apples to Apples to provide students with an experiential understanding of different types of social support--(1) emotional, (2) esteem, (3) network, (4)…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Self Esteem, Emotional Response, Networks
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Fraustino, Julia Daisy; Pressgrove, Geah; Colistra, Rita – Communication Teacher, 2019
Numerous institutions encourage service-learning, but few have extended beyond nonprofit realms to include (1) larger budgets, (2) multi-faceted volunteer/staff/leadership constraints, and (3) elevated expectations with immediate impact on full towns. This study explores how strategic communication students construct knowledge in branding and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Communications, Relevance (Education), Social Problems
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Broeckelman-Post, Melissa A. – Communication Teacher, 2019
This study assessed whether L1 (English as first language), L2 (English as second language, recent transition to the United States), and Generation 1.5 (English as second language, years of United States--based education) students are able to grow and perform similarly in a public speaking course on measures of public speaking anxiety, information…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Public Speaking, English, Native Language
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Turner, Karen M.; Sweet, Elizabeth L.; Fornaro, Elisabeth – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: News Reporting, Advertising, Strategic Communication, Media Studies, Introduction to Communication, Intercultural and Interracial Communication, Business Communication, and Hybrid Public Speaking. Objectives: This module facilitates a process for students to interrogate how they relate to the public and to understand the profound…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Race, Ethnic Diversity, Public Policy
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Nicolini, Kristine M.; Cole, Andrew W. – Communication Teacher, 2019
This study explores the use of a survey instrument relating to feedback within the organizational context to measure student perceptions of peer feedback in a speech workshop activity conducted in a public-speaking class. A 20-item instrument was adapted from Steelman, Levy, and Snell's Feedback Environment Scale (FES) for coworker feedback (The…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Feedback (Response), Synchronous Communication, Online Courses
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Spieldenner, Andrew R. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Gender categories and gender fluidity can be explicitly performed and demonstrated in sexually explicit media such as pornography. In this class lesson, a rhetoric/performance studies class on pornography focuses on trans* performers in scenes. A critical communication pedagogical approach is used to encourage dialogue and intersectional analyses…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Sexual Identity, Pornography, Sex Education
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Johnson, Amber – Communication Teacher, 2019
This self-reflexive activity acts as an introduction to how we talk about and express gender identity, as well as the assumptions we may have about gender identity norms and expression. The activity illuminates student's subconscious behaviors and understandings of gender, pushing them to sit self-reflexively with their own understandings of…
Descriptors: Reflection, Gender Issues, Sexual Identity, Identification (Psychology)
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Mapes, Meggie – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Storytelling, persuasion, gender and communication, argumentation and debate. Objectives: In this essay, I map a unit-specific activity for an undergraduate class in argumentation and debate. I argue for the integration of a trans-affirming pedagogy as a key rhetorical frame in communication studies courses. Such pedagogical commitments…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Persuasive Discourse, Debate, Interpersonal Communication
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LeMaster, Benny – Communication Teacher, 2019
This activity implores students and pedagogues to engage intrapersonal gender subjectivity through the analytic practice of transing gender communication. Specifically, Yep, Russo, and Allen (Pushing boundaries: Toward the development of a model for transing communication in (inter)cultural contexts. In L. G. Spencer & J. C. Capuzza (Eds.),…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Gender Issues, Interpersonal Communication, Experience
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