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ERIC Number: ED438579
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb-28
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The Community View.
DuBray, Dan
A community college instructor has incorporated the philosophy of Blaise Pascal into a course on organizational communication by providing community college students with a pragmatic small group exercise that requires them to see what communication skills are necessary to succeed within business and the community. This paper discusses how instructors can design a small group exercise to create community relationships, what organizations expect from a student with an Associate of Arts degree, and how the student can apply, as well as facilitate, the small group exercise within a typical communication course. The paper points out that a small group exercise that directs students to assess a community organization will require the instructor to provide some direction. By requiring the students to assess and analyze an organization within the community, students gain the sense that they are applying communication skills they have learned to the "real world." The assignment included in this paper, designing and presenting a grant proposal, is effective because it requires students to apply problem-solution decision making, the Planning and Reviewing Technique (PERT), and persuasive appeals within the assignment. Included are detailed directions for the assignment. (NKA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A