ERIC Number: ED427368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Incorporating Narratives and Postmodernism Theory into the Introductory Communication Speech Course.
Williams, Colleen C.
Intended for teachers, this paper offers a method of incorporating narratives and postmodernism theory into the introductory communication course. It discusses narrative and the essential role it plays in attaching meaning to human experiences and establishing their identities. The paper describes the concepts taught in the introductory course, including perception, interpretation process, stereotyping, self-reflection, culture, and conflict. It then presents three activities to use in the basic communication course to integrate narrative perspectives toward communication. The paper includes a personal story of an instructor's teaching experience. (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association (84th, New York, NY, November 19-24, 1998).