ERIC Number: ED461891
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Unifying Instructional Research and Teaching: The Role of the Basic Course Director.
Strohkirch, C. Sue; Brice, Lynn M.
Since students learn conceptually, the basic speech course should be more than a skills course. Skills are the mechanics of speaking; teaching only skills tends to produce mechanical speakers. Basic course instructions need to continue to address skills, but must also address concepts. Concepts come from research, and the emphasis of the basic course should be that speech communications is a discipline steeped in research. Research should be brought into the basic speech course in three ways: (1) as preparation for the course--the basic course instructor as a consumer and implementer of research; (2) as course content--research as part of the content of the course (content and procedural knowledge); and (3) as a teaching strategy--instructor implements what has been learned about communication and explicitly talks about the implementation such that students "see" it as well as talk about it. (Contains 16 references.) (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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