ERIC Number: ED214214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Theoretical Model for Developing Speech Communication Competencies in the Basic Speech Course.
Hudson, David D.
Intended as a curriculum development aid for speech communication instructors, this paper provides an outline model for basic speech competencies. The first section of the outline offers approaches to the basic speech communication course, including traditional versus competency-based approaches to education, and presents the three dimensions of a competency-based model of speech instruction. The second major section provides definitions of competence, while the third section elaborates on the definitions and dimensions of communication competence. The fourth major section details the different levels of competency, including generic, definitive, and enabling competencies, and the fifth presents suggestions for ways to describe competence, including criteria, standards, and conditions. The paper concludes with a detailed description of an enabling competence for an introductory speech course, first for planned, purposeful interaction, then for small group discussion. (HTH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast Conference (Honolulu, HI, June 1981).