ERIC Number: ED113768
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Simulation Learning Experiences in Speech Communication.
Cheathan, T. Richard; Erickson, Keith V.
This study, the first national survey of an academic discipline's use of simulation and game exercises, constitutes an attempt to determine the status, rationale, and effectiveness of such exercises. Specifically, members of the Speech Communication Association were surveyed regarding the courses in which simulations and games are employed, the types of exercises used, communication concepts demonstrated, selection criteria, evaluation techniques, and attitudes toward the utilization of communication games. Data were collected by means of a 17-item questionnaire. The responses indicated that the utilization of communication games is a popular teaching strategy within the discipline. With more than 70 percent of the respondents indicating utilization of communication games, the recent trend of including games in fundamentals, interpersonal communication, and small group textbooks, and the advent of a dozen or so books within the past year which include as their major emphasis "communication probes" or "communication vibrations" appear warranted. The results of the study are presented in both narrative and table format. (RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association Convention (Chicago, Illinois, April 1975)