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ERIC Number: EJ888793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1740-4622
"Ownership and Pride in Our Class"--Course Design as Shared Organizational Communication Experience
Weber, David E.
Communication Teacher, v21 n3 p82-86 Jul 2007
When learning about a phenomenon, one must directly experience it in order to fully understand it (Kolb, 1984). So how may an instructor of introductory organizational communication ensure that students "directly experience the phenomenon" of organizing? The author describes an activity he developed to enable students to share a direct experience of what it is to construct, by and through communication, an organization. This is not some simulated activity, but the actual work of organizing itself that introduces each student to the cognitive and emotional dynamics present, and the communication practices implicated, when members of a group attempt to bring "order" out of "chaos." The author provides instructions on how to facilitate this activity. [A list of references and suggested readings is included.]
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A