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ERIC Number: EJ887500
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
A Comparison of Case Study and Traditional Teaching Methods for Improvement of Oral Communication and Critical-Thinking Skills
Noblitt, Lynnette; Vance, Diane E.; Smith, Michelle L. DePoy
Journal of College Science Teaching, v39 n5 p26-32 May 2010
This study compares a traditional paper presentation approach and a case study method for the development and improvement of oral communication skills and critical-thinking skills in a class of junior forensic science majors. A rubric for rating performance in these skills was designed on the basis of the oral communication competencies developed by the National Communications Association for college students. The results provided evidence that case studies are a more effective approach for teaching scientific oral communication skills. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A