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ERIC Number: ED319092
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 21
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Practicing What We Preach: Using Organizational Theory To Teach Organizational Communication.
Rendahl, Stephen E.
Teachers often call upon students to think independently, but may focus on student abilities at the expense of student willingness. The "situational leadership" model of management can successfully develop student independence in organizational communication courses. P. Hersey and K. H. Blanchard, who developed the model, call this independence "maturity," a goal of management. Situational leadership organizes common methods of teaching college courses in organizational communication into a coherent, theory-based pedagogy. At the beginning of the course, the teacher chooses and the teacher explains, while by the end of the course (after four stages) the student chooses and the student explains. Use of the situational leadership model in organizational communication courses not only teaches students about the model, but demonstrates it at the same time. (SG)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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