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ERIC Number: ED448477
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-10
Pages: 17
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Exploring the Field: Incorporating Field Research into the Organizational Communication Survey Course.
Mayer-Guell, Ann M.
One of the main problems faced by an organizational communication instructor at Southern Methodist University was how to incorporate experiential learning into her survey course without jeopardizing precious class time. After careful consideration, she came up with a course design that she felt would not only provide students with experiential learning but would also add to classroom discussions. The course she designed is organized around one central experiential learning project. The project is divided into a number of component assignments that all work toward the final product, an organizational analysis paper of about 20-25 pages, and the component assignments include: an organizational summary, a field journal, two progress reports, classroom discussions and presentations, and the final analysis paper. After the organizational analysis project is introduced each student is required to go out and find an organization to study for the rest of the semester, and the field journal must be kept on that organization. Complete information on the course is attached. (NKA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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