ERIC Number: ED202071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Alternative Strategies for Teaching Communication: Guided Design.
Tate, Eugene D.
Defining "guided design" as a method of teaching students how to use problem solving techniques to analyze and solve issues related to the course material, this paper examines the use of the technique in communication speech course. The paper provides information on the development and application of the principles of guided design to various academic disciplines, particularly speech communication. Special emphasis is placed on the first unit of a guided design course, which introduces the 11 steps in decision making that can be applied, with some modification, to any academic or work situation. A guided design unit on communication apprehension is appended to illustrate how the method increases the learning of the principles of communication theory. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the Canadian Communication Association (Halifax, Nova Scotia, May, 1981).