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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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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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Haugen, Jenna; Lucas, Kristen – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Public speaking, business and professional communication, group communication. Objectives: This activity will introduce Monroe's Motivated Sequence as a way to organize persuasive arguments; improve students' ability to deliver presentations with consistent content, voice, and style; and improve team-based delivery skills.
Descriptors: Sequential Approach, Communication Skills, Group Activities, Public Speaking
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Thompson, Marie – Communication Teacher, 2019
Drawing on coursework associated with listening strategies in health communication, students will be guided through a process of reflection, contemplation and articulation as they map their health experience. As visual narrative, maps help to suspend preconceived notions and/or expectations about health; participants increase the capacity for a…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Health, College Students, Communication Strategies
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LeFebvre, Luke; LeFebvre, Leah; Anderson, Dale – Communication Teacher, 2019
This study examined the current operationalization of communication centers. Surveying center directors (N = 47), day-to-day operations were analyzed through descriptive statistics and thematic analysis. Specifically, directors provided responses about current institutional context and structure, services, training, marketing, challenges, and…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Higher Education, Two Year Colleges, Institutional Characteristics
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Anderson, Lindsey B.; Gardner, Elizabeth E.; Wolvin, Andrew D. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Learning outcomes assessments are an important aspect of course administration. However, these efforts tend to prioritize the perspective of instructors/administrators. This study seeks to understand how students perceive their learning gains after taking the introductory communication course. In qualitatively analyzing a sample of more than 2,500…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Student Attitudes, Success, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Berkelaar, Brenda L.; O'Connor, Erin A.; Schneider, Claire M. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Large-lecture; public speaking, business, professional, and technical communication; sales and marketing courses; courses with team-based projects. Objectives: To provide opportunities to develop public speaking skills, especially in large-lecture courses; to improve public speaking endurance; to improve students' abilities to give…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Communication Skills, Skill Development, Large Group Instruction
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Meiners, Eric B. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Leadership, Organizational Communication, Small Group Communication. Objectives: After completing this activity, students will have greater awareness of a variety of metaphors of leadership and how these metaphors highlight different sets of instrumental communication knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Descriptors: Leadership, Figurative Language, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Skills
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Pascual-Ferrá, Paola – Communication Teacher, 2019
Faculty who are interested in activism and social justice often struggle with how to integrate principles of community activism into courses that have been traditionally designed to prepare students for careers in the corporate world. Most public relations textbooks now dedicate a section or chapter to corporate social responsibility due to its…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Fund Raising, Activism, Scholarship
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Strawser, Michael G. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: This activity could be used in courses where persuasion, dialogue, and communication ethics are primary. Thus, a communication ethics course, or course units where students discuss ethics, would be appropriate. For instance, even a human communication course could use this activity to describe ethical treatment of "the other" or…
Descriptors: Ethics, Cooperation, Professional Associations, Class Activities
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Berry, Marcia – Communication Teacher, 2018
Courses: Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication, Introduction to Communication Studies, Business Communication. Objectives: The goal for this activity is not only to provide students with an understanding of their initial, derived, and terminal credibility when relating a personal, edifying story but also to…
Descriptors: Credibility, Perspective Taking, Teaching Methods, Audience Awareness
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Dubisar, Abby M.; Hunt, Kathleen P. – Communication Teacher, 2018
Courses: Rhetorical Criticism, Composition, Environmental Communication. Objectives: This unit activity, for which students view a documentary to identify and evaluate persuasive ethos and then create their own rhetorical messages for reducing food waste, serves as a platform for teaching both the critique and practice of rhetoric, as well as…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Rhetorical Criticism, Writing (Composition), Wastes
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Waisanen, Don – Communication Teacher, 2018
Courses: Public speaking; communication courses requiring speeches. Objective: Students will learn how to apply humor principles to speeches through a slideshow method supportive of this goal, and to become more discerning about the possibilities and pitfalls of humorous communication.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Humor, Public Speaking, Communication Skills
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Styer, Meridith I.; Anderson, Lindsey B.; Nichols, Annie Laurie – Communication Teacher, 2018
Courses: Basic communication course. Objectives: Using the Ally, Advocate, Activist framework in a basic communication course will help students apply course concepts to their lives and communities. This framework helps students practice civic engagement while mastering the skills that are typically tested for assessment purposes in the basic…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Activism, Citizen Participation, Communication Skills
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Silverman, Rachel E. – Communication Teacher, 2018
Courses: Introduction to advanced classes in Media Studies, Women's Studies, Gender Studies, Race, Communication, and Advertising. Objectives: In this unit activity, students critically assess advertisements that co-opt female empowerment and then identify ways they can resist such strategies.
Descriptors: Feminism, Advertising, Marketing, Journalism Education
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