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ERIC Number: ED416539
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Pages: 25
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Reevaluating the Basic Public Speaking Course.
Dalton, Diana G.
This essay develops the position that the basic public speaking course is in need of reevaluation. Topics discussed include the importance of adopting a critical pedagogical stance, Paolo Freire's (1983) banking versus problem-posing concepts of education, the problems arising from the prevalent use of teaching assistants as public speaking instructors, and redescribing the basic public speaking course. This essay calls for teachers in the communication discipline to reevaluate their methods, content, and pedagogical stance to provide students with the most valuable and meaningful course possible. (Contains 20 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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