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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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Mino, Mary – Communication Teacher, 2014
Working effectively in groups is essential for college graduates (Hart Research Associates, 2013). University and college administrators have responded to this need by increasing the number of group communication courses by 25% (Bertelsen & Goodboy, 2009). However, it is the quality of course instruction that determines how well prepared…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), College Instruction, Group Activities, Class Activities
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McBride, M. Chad – Communication Teacher, 2006
Group cohesiveness is a topic addressed in most small group communication texts and courses and is often defined as the degree of attraction members feel towards one another, the degree of loyalty within a group, or the "groupness" felt among members. Further, groups which are cohesive tend to be happier and more productive. When working on…
Descriptors: Assignments, Group Unity, Ethics, Group Dynamics