ERIC Number: ED368009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
When Experiential Teaching Is an Experience.
Perry, Linda A. M.
When a communication instructor first taught at a Catholic university, she learned that lecturing was considered the only respected way to teach. Perhaps the reason that lecturing is preferred at Catholic universities is the extant masculine orientation of the Catholic Church and organizations associated with it. At Catholic universities, the most linear, logical, hierarchical (masculine) teaching method, lecturing, is rewarded. The most interactive, facilitative, non-controlling (feminine) method, the facilitative method, is scrutinized. Three primary teaching methods (lecture, interaction, and facilitation) reflect three models of communication (action, interaction, and transaction). The instructor found opportunities to change the perceptions and proscriptions of the university through her directing of the university's internship program, her membership in an ad hoc experiential education committee, and opportunities to team teach. These activities helped bring credibility to alternate teaching methods and contributed to changing the university culture. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Interactive Teaching
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (79th, Miami Beach, FL, November 18-21, 1993).