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ERIC Number: ED391204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Using Contemporary Media To Develop Students' Observational Skills of Interpersonal Behavior.
Grainer, Diane
To stimulate discussion among students, an instructor introduced interrupted videos in an interpersonal communication class. The videos consisted of brief 2-3 people conversations taken from films such as "Ordinary People,""Volunteers,""Planes, Trains, and Automobiles," and "The Joy Luck Club." Sometimes the class watches the video and comments on it; other times specific questions are asked prior to watching the clip. Comments about a scene in "Kramer vs. Kramer" and other films show how students can examine the verbal and nonverbal behaviors and predict what the characters might do next. Although there are other ways to stimulate critical thinking, using brief video clips is very effective. Some of the topics which lend themselves to examination in specific video clips are: gender, self-disclosure, self-concept, perception, verbal communication, nonverbal communication, emotions, conversation, intercultural communication, relationships, power, and conflict. (NKA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A