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ERIC Number: EJ1152000
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1740-4622
Conversing Cooperatively: Using "Mini-Conversations" to Develop Conversational Knowledge and Skill
Jones, Elizabeth B.
Communication Teacher, v31 n4 p193-197 2017
Courses: Interpersonal communication, relational communication, language and social interaction, professional communication, interviewing practices. Objectives: This single class activity enables students to understand the theoretical foundations of conversation and to develop their conversational skills by talking in dyads with classmates. Upon completion of this activity, students will be able to: Understand the importance of conversational skill across communication contexts; Identify the four maxims of Grice's cooperative principle within their conversations; Recognize the factors that affect language use (gender, intimacy, and power) within their conversations; and Produce communication strategies for furthering conversation in future face-to-face and mediated interactions. A list of readings and suggested readings is provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A