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Hunter, Karla M.; Westwick, Joshua – Communication Teacher, 2020
Course: Small Group Communication. Objectives: Students will identify their personality traits; synthesize the relationship between personality, small-group interdependence, and grouphate; and apply collaborative skills and knowledge of individual personality differences in building small-group success.
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Group Dynamics, Personality Traits, Cooperation
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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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Barrett, Ashley K.; Murphy, Melissa – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Organizational Communication, Small Group Communication, Organizational Decision-making, and Communication Technology. Objective: The objectives of this activity are twofold: (1) to engage students in the practice of small-group decision making bounded by temporal, situational, and cognitive constraints; and (2) to demonstrate how these…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Participative Decision Making, Logical Thinking, Group Activities
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Smith, Cynthia Duquette – Communication Teacher, 2016
The group activity described in this article was originally designed for an upper-division undergraduate course on Rhetoric and Architecture, but would also be well suited for courses in Persuasion, Rhetorical Criticism, or Visual Rhetoric. Any undergraduate course related to communication and design (including Advertising) could make excellent…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Campuses, Architecture, Group Activities
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Frisby, Brandi N.; Kaufmann, Renee; Beck, Anna-Carrie – Communication Teacher, 2016
Instructors incorporate technological tools into the classroom to address short attention spans, appeal to technologically savvy students, and to increase engagement. This study used both quantitative descriptive and qualitative embedded assessment data to examine the use of three popular tools (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, and video chatting) in…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Group Activities, Technology Integration, Attention Span