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ERIC Number: ED399601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Turning Up The Heat: Summarized Suggestions for Initiating Rapport Building in the Communication Classroom.
Glenn, Robert J., III
An exercise allows students to take a turn at setting a standard for instructors and, when done in groups, can encourage student socialization and interaction and build skill in constructing and presenting arguments. The exercise is in three parts and consists of: (1) committee power, in which students are asked to serve on one of three committees which assist the class in planning for the semester (syllabi construction, class policy, and presentations-attendance); (2) group mini-debates, wherein students are placed into two-four self-selected groups of five-seven to pick a debate topic, prepare arguments in support, and present these arguments to the class; and (3) student expectations of the teacher, with students writing a letter on the first or second day of class outlining their expectations and the instructor reading and responding. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A