ERIC Number: ED344252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov-1
Reference Count: 0
Approaches to Teaching the Family Communication Course--A Self-Awareness Approach.
Using a "self-awareness" approach, this paper discusses a course in family communication designed to force students to examine their families, how they communicate, and the implications of that communication. Based on a text by Kathleen Galvin and Bernard J. Brommel, "Family Communication: Cohesion and Change," the "syllabus" begins with a discussion of two problems facing any educator: what approach to take in teaching the course; and the role of sociological and psychological research in the course. The syllabus includes a disclaimer that individuals not trained in fields of counseling, psychology, or counseling psychology should not take an approach that may lead students to emotionally stimulating discoveries. A detailed listing is presented of course objectives, students' responsibilities, and class procedures, geared to each chapter of the above-mentioned text. The syllabus concludes with probe questions and statements keyed to each chapter of the textbook. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Self Awareness
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (77th, Atlanta, GA, October 31-November 3, 1991).