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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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Daws, Laura Beth – Communication Teacher, 2018
Courses: This activity will work in any face-to-face communication lecture course. Objectives: By the end of the semester in a face-to-face lecture class, every student will have engaged in verbal discussion.
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Conventional Instruction, Teaching Methods, Student Participation
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Kornfield, Sarah; Noack, Kristen – Communication Teacher, 2017
Courses: Communication Criticism, Rhetorical Criticism, Family and Communication, Gender and Communication, Popular Communication, and theory-based courses. Objectives: This activity engages students in dynamic, supportive, social discussion groups; helps them to identify and review the central ideas from the reading; and creates a record of their…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Classroom Communication, Behavioral Objectives, Learning Activities
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Sims, Christy-Dale L. – Communication Teacher, 2015
Employers are struggling to fill jobs with qualified candidates because they find that the majority of college graduates lack "soft skills" such as oral and written communication, interpersonal skills, and professionalism (Carr & Stefaniak, 2012; Fischer, 2013; Tugend, 2013). Students are often more confident in their skill set and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Electronic Mail, Communication Skills, Communication Strategies
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Jones, Kevin T. – Communication Teacher, 2015
Teaching students to understand the importance of audience analysis can be challenging. In fact, many public-speaking texts suggest methods for engaging audience analysis that is not always practical or possible (e.g., polling audiences before you speak to them). One practical way of understanding audience analysis is to see it at work in the text…
Descriptors: Audience Analysis, Speeches, Presidents, Educational Practices
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Crook, Brittani – Communication Teacher, 2014
A desired outcome of teaching intercultural communication is cultivating an understanding and awareness of different cultural values while attempting to increase intercultural communication competence within our students. Goals of teaching intercultural communication include assisting students in recognizing, accepting, and appreciating cultural…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Television, Programming (Broadcast), Ethnocentrism
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Daas, Karen L.; McBride, M. Chad – Communication Teacher, 2014
Participant observation is a topic covered in most Introduction to Communication Research classes and specialized courses on qualitative inquiry. However, as humans are natural observers in everyday life, students may not appreciate the importance of systematic and thoughtful observation and note taking. The purpose of the one-to-two class period…
Descriptors: Participant Observation, Communication Research, Qualitative Research, Ethnography
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Rattine-Flaherty, Elizabeth – Communication Teacher, 2014
In a diverse, interconnected, and results-oriented world, students need to be confident and well-prepared public speakers. However, many students entering public speaking classrooms feel anxious and dread having to perform publicly (Bodie, 2010). Students' sense of Communication Apprehension (CA) is likely to increase for any of several…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Anxiety, Freehand Drawing, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Duerringer, Christopher – Communication Teacher, 2014
For educators tasked with helping students become more skillful and successful communicators in increasingly diverse political and economic contexts, it is crucial to help students understand the ways that whiteness and white privilege influence interactions. However, because of its invisibility, whiteness proves difficult to talk about. This…
Descriptors: Whites, Advantaged, Communication (Thought Transfer), Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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McFall, Kevin Stanley; Morgan, Kate – Communication Teacher, 2013
The authors describe an assignment in which first-year university students develop a sense of community by discussing personally relevant topics via the shared experience enabled by the social media tools Twitter and Paper.li. A list of references and suggested readings is included.
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Cultural Awareness, First Year Seminars, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Barbour, Joshua B. – Communication Teacher, 2013
Audience response systems, also known as clickers, hold much promise for use in the communication classroom. Yet potential benefits notwithstanding, implementing new technology in the classroom also offers challenges for faculty who must master it themselves while managing students' learning. Successful clicker implementation, like the…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Audience Response Systems, Educational Technology, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Gregory, Lynn Dee – Communication Teacher, 2013
Communication expectancies are an important part of intercultural understanding, and are defined as cultural guidelines for anticipating behavior (Burgoon, 1995). Burgoon's 1978 expectancy violations theory (EVT) explored nonverbal violations and their outcomes (Burgoon, 1995). The theory has been identified as one approach to the study of…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Expectation, Cultural Awareness, Class Activities
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Paxman, Christina G. – Communication Teacher, 2013
The exploration of secrets summons the adage that ''what someone doesn't know won't hurt them.'' While this phrase implies that keeping secrets can be advantageous, it also foreshadows another consideration: secrets have the propensity to hurt others (Caughlin, Scott, Miller, & Hefner, 2009). Despite this, the act…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Art Products, Class Activities
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Kirschbaum, Kris; Hall, Bradford J. – Communication Teacher, 2013
This article describes an activity for a course in "Intercultural Communication, Communication and Diversity" that is designed to help students better understand the concept of world views in everyday life. It also provides an understanding of how world views may be connected to values, norms, and ethnocentrism in very personal and…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, World Views, Class Activities, College Students
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Andrews, Urkovia – Communication Teacher, 2013
The purpose of this exercise is to get students to relay and connect with the impact of ethics on public relations research. Students will begin to realize and analyze how their personal ethics influence their professional ethics choices. This is conceptualized through the completion of the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)…
Descriptors: Television, Programming (Broadcast), Ethics, Research
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