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ERIC Number: ED073489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Pages: 6
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Subject Matter Relevance in Interpersonal Communication, Skills, and Instructional Accountability: A Consensus Model.
Schuelke, L. David
The author supports the position that change in the basic speech course is needed and proposes a consensus model to achieve this change. A consensus model approach to the basic course provides for a reduction in entropy regarding objectives, activities, and progress in the classroom. Applying the theories of interpersonal communication taught in the classroom to actual classroom operation, decisions in the classroom would be based on consensus between student and instructor. Consequently, the author suggests that the basic course would provide an opportunity for sharing information and values about the broad field of communication. This approach would provide an opportunity for greater understanding of the historical, critical, experimental, and social ramifications of communication; a potential for a deeper level of understanding between students and instructor; and a worthwhile educational experience. In line with this position, the author suggests that the subject matter of communication courses should include a wide range of communication related subjects as materials for student performance. (LG)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Assn. (58th, Chicago, December 27-30, 1972)