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ERIC Number: ED341098
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Pages: 33
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The Role of Consciousness in Interpersonal Communication: Pedagogical Implications for the Introductory Course.
DiSanza, James R.
This paper argues that introductory interpersonal courses cannot facilitate competent interaction if they fail to take account of the limitations of human consciousness. The paper focuses on Gregory Bateson's communication and learning theory, and explores the problems of being overly conscious of interpersonal interaction. The paper proposes a structural approach to an introductory course that minimizes, but does not eliminate, problems of consciousness in relationships. The paper maintains that this approach encourages the student to habituate and make unconscious his or her knowledge of theory while consciously analyzing communication situations. The paper then outlines in detail the structure and materials necessary for such a course. One figure and 4 endnotes are included; 43 references are attached. (Author/PRA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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