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Geraths, Cory; Kennerly, Michele – Communication Teacher, 2015
The purpose of this course is to revive the commonplace book and revise it for the digital age. Though by the early modern period (c. 1500-1800) assembling quotations and other material had long been a trusted means of moral and rhetorical development, it was during that time that so-called "commonplace books" came into being as…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Speech Communication, Introductory Courses, Rhetorical Criticism
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Hill, Ian E. J. – Communication Teacher, 2015
Challenging students to educate the public about how rhetoric functions is a primary impetus of the argumentative dictionary eBook. In this author's classes, "rhetoric" means the communicative tactics and strategies used to motivate actions and beliefs. With its emphasis on open-access rhetorical pedagogy, this project and its impetus…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Student Developed Materials, Rhetoric, Persuasive Discourse
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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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Garner, Johny T.; Ragland, J. Parker – Communication Teacher, 2015
The activity described by the authors here is a thematic analysis of published articles in a broad area of study. Students search for articles relating to the topic of study in different academic journals that fall in a specific date range. Students record details about the topics covered and theories/methods used. The class then assembles to…
Descriptors: Thematic Approach, Literature Reviews, Communication Strategies, Journal Articles
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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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Linvill, Darren L.; Kendall, Brenden E. – Communication Teacher, 2015
Communication theory courses are among the most difficult courses in communication curricula. The breadth and complexity of the discipline requires instructors to confront material with which they may have limited familiarity. Such courses are crucial, however, because learning communication theories cultivates critical thinking, helps students to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Communication Strategies, Communication Skills, Educational Theories
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Ford, Jessica L. – Communication Teacher, 2015
Despite specialized areas of expertise, communication instructors are unified, to a large extent, by a singular belief: the meaning people give words produces behavioral ramifications (Mead, 2009). Communication instructors revere language's ability to reflect both meaning and reality. Yet, they also are tasked with the responsibility of conveying…
Descriptors: Integrity, Student Research, Accuracy, Citations (References)
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Ledford, Christy J. W.; Saperstein, Adam K.; Cafferty, Lauren A.; McClintick, Stacey H.; Bernstein, Ethan M. – Communication Teacher, 2015
Microblogs, with their interactive nature, can engage students in community building and sensemaking. Using Weick's model of organizing as a framework, we integrated the use of micromessaging to increase student engagement in the large-lecture classroom. Students asked significantly more questions and asked a greater diversity of questions…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Large Group Instruction, Models, Lecture Method
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Wieland, Stacey M. B.; Bauer, Janell C. – Communication Teacher, 2015
In this article, Wieland and Bauer discuss a teaching activity that helps students understand how meanings of work (MOW) are socially constructed through commonplace texts: children's books. The activity helps students consider how children's books shape future workers' understandings of what work is, what kinds of work are most…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Organizational Communication, Work Attitudes, Work Ethic
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Glenn, Cerise L. – Communication Teacher, 2015
The influence of social media and technological developments has changed how groups and organizations advocating for social change generate awareness and participation in their causes. In this single class activity students will (a) analyze notions of activism and "slacktivism" from scholarly and popular sources to apply these concepts…
Descriptors: Activism, Social Change, Consciousness Raising, Influence of Technology
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Aldrich, Rosalie S. – Communication Teacher, 2015
Students need to have a basic understanding of research methods before obtaining a communication degree in order to become an intelligent consumer of research--someone who is able to read, understand, explain, and critically evaluate communication and other research reported in scholarly journals as well as in the popular press. These skills are…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Identification, Student Improvement, Educational Practices
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Lucas, Kristen; Rawlins, Jacob D. – Communication Teacher, 2015
When speakers rely too heavily on presentation software templates, they often end up stultifying audiences with a triple-whammy of bullet points. In this article, Lucas and Rawlins present an alternative method--PechaKucha (the Japanese word for "chit chat")--a presentation style driven by a carefully planned, automatically timed…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Computer Software, Public Speaking, Story Telling
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Smith, Cynthia Duquette – Communication Teacher, 2015
This article describes a unit-length project involving students in the analysis of how public memory is shaped by multiple factors and functions persuasively to influence one's understanding of historical events. This project was designed for an upper-division undergraduate course in Rhetoric and Public Memory, but could be adapted for use in…
Descriptors: Memory, History Instruction, College Students, Public Opinion
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Smith, Christina M. – Communication Teacher, 2015
As Barry Brummett (1984) has argued, the purpose of rhetorical theory is pedagogical--providing students with resources for understanding the rhetorical transactions that they encounter every day. An understanding of the implications of ideology is necessary for advanced communication students. Kellner and Share (2005) contend that this is…
Descriptors: Ideology, Theories, Rhetoric, Power Structure
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Opt, Susan; Sims, Christy-Dale L. – Communication Teacher, 2015
To teach collaboration and overcome students' aversion to teamwork, Pope-Ruark (2012) recommends the Scrum approach, which she has used to manage major client-based course projects in writing and publishing courses. The Scrum approach emerged out of the software development industry in the 1990s as a framework for improving team…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Cooperation, Computer Software, Communications
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