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ERIC Number: EJ1130500
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1740-4622
More than Solutions: Empowering Students to Think Strategically and Tactically
Del Gandio, Jason
Communication Teacher, v31 n2 p63-69 2017
Courses: Communication Activism; Public Advocacy; Social Movements; Public Speaking; Persuasion; Argumentation; Public Sphere. Objectives: This semester-long activity helps students implement a solutions--strategies--tactics framework into their advocacy work. More specifically, students learn to (1) designate, research, and assess the causes of significant social/political problems; (2) design long-term strategies and chronologically arrange step-by-step tactics to address those problems; (3) devise different kinds of messages for purposes of influencing public opinion/behavior, mobilizing collective action, organizing communities into political constituencies, and swaying decision makers; and (4) develop skills and competencies for becoming agents--rather than observers--of social change.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
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