ERIC Number: ED101386
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A High School Speech Course Based upon Experimental Activities.
Hamilton, Philip J.; Feezel, Jerry D.
A high school speech course has been developed which successfully synthesizes student experimental activities in the classroom with traditional rhetorical concepts to provide both a better perspective on the communication process and improved formal and informal communication. Utilized in the course are the four objectives of the inquiry method of learning: inquiry skill, attitude development, value development, and knowledge. The course consists of an introductory presentation and discussion of one or two models of communication, followed by a series of experiments conducted by student groups in and out of class and by the teacher during class time. Assessment of the course has shown that there are a few limitations or problems but that the positive aspects of the course have resulted in high student effort and interest during the course and greater student communicative behavior and awareness. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Speech Communication Association (59th, New York City, November, 1973)