ERIC Number: ED313729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Beyond the Classroom: Discovery Learning in a Nonperformance Speech Communication Club.
Litterst, Judith K.; Ross, Roseanne G.
The Speech Communication Club at St. Cloud University (Minnesota), begun in 1981, serves as a good example of how nonperformance student organizations lead to student growth and departmental development. Results of a survey which measured the club's effectiveness indicated that students enter the organization with different goals dependent on the stage in their student career. Members report that these goals are being met. The primary responsibility of the advisors at this more mature level of program development appears to be twofold: first, to assist students in becoming more cognizant of the organization as a forum for extending class/textbook learning to their experience in the organization; and second, to assist department faculty in becoming cognizant of the ways in which the organization is assisting the department in achieving its goals. With the strong emphasis in post-secondary education on experiential learning, this nonperformance student organization offers still another channel for working with this concept within the field of speech communication, by drawing students to the observable and the concrete. (One figure is included, and an appendix containing the Communication Club Survey is attached.) (KEH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A