ERIC Number: ED453565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Students Writing Case Studies of Group Dysfunction.
Burtis, John O.; Pond-Burtis, L. Kristine
An undergraduate small group communication course in "Great Group Breakdowns" is discussed, in which students wrote case studies describing dysfunction in historical and fictional groups, in groups in which they had personally participated, and in groups found in film and literature. This paper argues that this is a uniquely useful method that provides benefits beyond those found in a more traditional use of the case study. Contains 29 references and 17 notes. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: An earlier version of this paper was presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association (86th, Seattle, WA, November 9-12, 2000).