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ERIC Number: ED361786
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Reframing an Interpersonal Communication Course: Influences of the Hope Conference Seminar.
Boatman, Sara A.
The l992 Hope College (Michigan) Interpersonal Communications Seminar provided a basis from which participants could examine the scope of interpersonal communication as a "practical discipline." Discussions focused on the constructivist perspective wherein persons approach the world through interpersonal processes which then channel their behavior in various ways. A second theme considered the ability of communication teachers to empower students to communicate ethically and for the common good. Knowledge gained at the seminar provided a helpful interaction framework for a basic course in interpersonal communication, with an emphasis on messages, and the social construction of relationships and their competent accomplishment. Faculty development experiences such as the Hope Conference help communication teachers make good choices about how to manage the "knowledge explosion" as well as develop frameworks to enhance understanding and develop competent practices. Contains 19 references. (NH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A