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ERIC Number: ED590262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Student Perception of the Showcase Assignment: Treating Public Speaking Anxiety through the Use of Self-Disclosure
Sanders, Amelia Young
Adult Higher Education Alliance, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Adult Higher Education Alliance (42nd, Orlando, FL, Mar 8-9, 2018)
This study focuses on a new classroom assignment known as the Showcase Assignment created by the researcher to reduce public speaking anxiety. This paper focuses on a qualitative study. College students enrolled in public speaking courses identified what about the course gave cause for anxiety and asked them to give their opinions on the assignment upon hearing its description. The findings indicated that students are most afraid of peer/instructor judgment. Students agree that the Showcase Assignment is an excellent example of a creative assignment, will aid in creating a supportive classroom environment, and predict it to be an effective and enjoyable assignment. This study was conducted with the intent of learning information to tailor the assignment to student needs before implementing it in a quantitative experiment study. The preliminary results of this quantitative study are also briefly discussed in this presentation. [For the complete proceedings, see ED590245.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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