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ERIC Number: EJ888816
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1740-4622
Student Construction of Relational Turning Points
Fife, Eric M.
Communication Teacher, v20 n3 p74-76 Jul 2006
Although students read about relational turning point analysis in some interpersonal communication textbooks, they regard it as an abstract concept until required to apply it to their own lives. Through group discussion, as other group members supply important events that an individual student might not consider, students are able to carefully analyze those important moments in their own relationships. Finally, instructors are able to learn more about the events that students regard as important in their romantic relationships; this information can be valuable in later class discussion about the formation and dissolution of those relationships. This article describes an exercise which gives students an improved understanding of relational turning point analysis, as well as differences between that analysis and "stage" approaches. [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; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A