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ERIC Number: ED306575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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Journal Writing across the Speech Communication Curriculum.
Julian, Faye D.
Journal writing can be used as a tool for the assessment of teaching while allowing students to have an active and expressive voice in their learning. Journal writing provides an excellent interactive format in which students can more freely express their understanding or lack of understanding of the subject matter. The entries also frequently have a true sense of dialogue and can be extremely "vocal." The journal is an excellent place for brainstorming, for generating topics for papers, and for the selection of individual or group projects. Journal writing is not a new idea, but there are applications for the speech communication curriculum such as: (1) a public speaking teacher having the students record their expectations of the class and their fears and then using the journals to structure a lecture about the goals and the common anxieties of the class; and (2) an oral interpretation teacher having students record their expectations of their own performances before a speaking assignment and their evaluations of their performances after the speeches are given. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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