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Jones-Bodie, Ashley – Communication Teacher, 2016
Courses: Gender Communication, Communication and Careers, Organizational Communication. Objectives: At the end of the activity, students will be able: to identify and analyze the socialization of gender expectations, to recognize and describe how early this type of socialization can occur, to critique the early socialization of gendered career…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Socialization, Careers, Sex Role
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Wells, Celeste C. – Communication Teacher, 2016
Courses: Communication Criticism, Rhetorical Criticism, Introduction to Rhetoric, Introduction to Communication, Media Studies, and Persuasion courses. Objective: The aim of this activity is to introduce and explain the method of ideological criticism through commonplace advertising.
Descriptors: Criticism, Ideology, Teaching Methods, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Linabary, Jasmine R.; Long, Ziyu; Mouton, Ashton; Rao, Ranjani L.; Buzzanell, Patrice M. – Communication Teacher, 2016
Systems theory has been a staple in organizational communication textbooks since the field's inception (Miller, 2015; Poole, 2014). Nevertheless, the authors' classroom experiences have revealed that systems theory may not seem applicable to students due to its complicated nature. While examples and cases can help students make sense of the…
Descriptors: Organizational Communication, Teaching Methods, Systems Approach, Learning Activities
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Justus, Z. S.; Weber, Lori; Mattor, Millie – Communication Teacher, 2016
This manuscript explains a civic engagement activity and presents assessment data on the activity.
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Student Reaction, Student Empowerment, Campuses
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Prody, Jessica M. – Communication Teacher, 2016
Greenwashing is defined as "the act of misleading consumers regarding the environmental practices of a company or the environmental benefits of a product or service" (UL Environment, 2013). As "green living" has become a marketable concept, and desirable consumers seek to enact a green identity, more companies are utilizing…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Advertising, Consumer Economics, Marketing
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Hunter, Karla M. – Communication Teacher, 2016
Courses: Argumentation, Public Speaking, Political Communication. Objectives: After completing this unit activity, students should be able to (1) demonstrate comprehension of Burke's (1941) concept of terministic screens; (2) apply the concept of terministic screens to write a brief political autobiography of themselves that analyzes the history…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Assignments, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Persuasive Discourse
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Childers, Courtney C.; Levenshus, Abbey B. – Communication Teacher, 2016
The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications recognizes the importance of a curriculum that prepares students "to apply current tools and technologies appropriate for the communications professions in which they work, and to understand the digital world" (ACEJMC, n.d.). Infusing experiential learning into…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Social Media, Experiential Learning, Learning Activities
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Messner, Marcus; Medina-Messner, Vivian; Guidry, Jeanine – Communication Teacher, 2016
Course description: An undergraduate open online course used Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to explore global health issues and designed social media campaigns for nonprofit clients. Social media platforms were used as teaching as well as learning platforms to allow students to explore their real life applications in global health contexts.
Descriptors: Public Health, Undergraduate Study, Online Courses, Social Media
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Messersmith, Amber S. – Communication Teacher, 2015
Facilitating meaningful interaction among students is a significant challenge of teaching in the online environment. This paper presents a semester-long approach that enables quality interaction among group members within undergraduate online group communication courses while experiencing the challenges of working with geographically dispersed…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Online Courses, Communication Strategies, Communication Skills
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Chang, Yanrong – Communication Teacher, 2015
Nonverbal communication takes place in specific cultural contexts and is influenced by cultural norms. Cultural norms are "social rules for what certain types of people should and should not do" (Hall, 2005). Different cultures might have different norms for nonverbal behaviors in specific social, relational, and geographical contexts.…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, Norms, Cultural Influences, Class Activities
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Wells, Celeste C.; DeLeon, Daniel – Communication Teacher, 2015
The activity described in this paper was developed in response to the experience of teaching a large lecture introduction course to freshman and sophomore undergraduates called "The Rhetorical Tradition." This course covers, roughly, the last 2500 years of rhetoric. One of the issues faced in this course is that students struggle to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Teaching Methods, Student Interests, Rhetoric
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Gan, Ivan – Communication Teacher, 2015
Orators of folk literature and nursery rhymes entertain, inform, and persuade their audiences through the straightforward plots in those genres. Because nursery rhymes recitations usually happen in groups, they help children acquire the mechanics of oral communication and promote communal bonding. Although nursery rhymes have a simpler form than…
Descriptors: Folk Culture, Childrens Literature, Nursery Rhymes, Teaching Methods
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Lawrence, Samuel G. – Communication Teacher, 2015
A fundamental challenge that all public speakers face is getting and keeping the attention of audiences. Because audiences absorb large amounts of talk with little chance of taking the floor, the potential for inattentiveness and boredom is significant. In conversational interchanges, the brief duration of speaking turns and regular transfers of…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Audience Awareness, Audience Analysis, Class Activities
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Harris, Christopher S. – Communication Teacher, 2015
The semester-long activity described herein uses an integrated instructional approach to media studies to introduce students to the research method of qualitative content analysis and help them become more critically vigilant media consumers. The goal is to increase students' media literacy by guiding them in the design of an exploratory…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Media Literacy, Qualitative Research, Content Analysis
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Helens-Hart, Rose – Communication Teacher, 2015
Coming-out scenarios have been described as potentially traumatic events that change the parent-child relationship (MacDonald, 1983). Little research in the field of communication studies has been conducted on how the process of coming out unfolds within families (Valentine, Skelton, & Butler, 2003). The exercise described in this article…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Parent Child Relationship, Data Interpretation, Learning Activities
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