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ERIC Number: ED360658
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr-17
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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Creativity: Forced Choice as Freedom To Learn More.
Boileau, Don M.
Within each speech communication class, the teacher can more easily realize the overriding goals of general education by expanding the horizons of the assignment using the method of forced choice. Forced choice operates within the assumptions that the spectrum of structure helps reach a more thorough set of educational goals, and giving the student choices provides a greater motivation for learning. The basic operating principle of forced choice is: while the teacher defines the parameters of the assignment, the student is faced with several choices as to how the assignment will be developed. Teachers can create choices for a single aspect of a speech, or create choices among a field of items as a way to teach the components of that field. Some teachers create choices out of their own educational interests. Another way to give students choices is to allow them to select the method in which they will present the information they have learned. Like all aspects of the management of a communication environment, the teacher needs to communicate clearly the nature of the choices and the freedom necessary to make choices. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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