ERIC Number: ED392111
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Taking Personal and Professional Contexts into Account in the Basic Public Speaking Course. ERIC Digest.
This Digest discusses how to integrate basic public speaking concepts into college students' personal and professional lives. The Digest first considers the relevance of the basic course and then suggests the application speech as one instructional activity which illustrates how the oral communication concepts presented in the basic course are inherent in all communication situations. The Digest outlines the activity and discusses its positive instructional impact. The Digest also offers an alternate activity, specifically a small group exercise, and suggests a group final exam for public speaking which focuses on practical applications. (NKA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Education Work Relationship, Higher Education, Individual Development, Instructional Effectiveness, Introductory Courses, Listening Skills, Persuasive Discourse, Public Speaking, Relevance (Education), Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Indiana University, 2805 E. 10th Street, Suite 150, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.