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ERIC Number: EJ1031689
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1740-4622
Discovering Civil Discourse: Using the Online Public Sphere for Authentic Assessment
McGowan, Angela M.; Soczka Kaiser, Kelly
Communication Teacher, v28 n3 p170-176 2014
The objective of the exercise described here is for students to be able to recognize Habermas's public sphere theory and analyze public deliberation occurring within the online public sphere. After completing this unit activity, students will also be able to distinguish between civil and uncivil comments that people use in online forums. Finally, students will construct civil comments in an online public forum. This activity is recommended for the following courses: Argumentation, Computer Mediated Communication, Critical and Cultural Theory, Online Journalism, Persuasion, Public Opinion, and Rhetoric and the Internet.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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