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ERIC Number: EJ888818
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1740-4622
A Collaborative Final Examination for the Basic Public Speaking Course
Glaser, Hollis F.
Communication Teacher, v20 n3 p85-88 Jul 2006
One of the frustrations with the basic public-speaking course is that there is an inevitable tendency to teach the old sender-message-context-receiver model of communication. Many of the basic texts use it, and the typical assignments--one speaker in front of an audience--certainly reinforce it. Feminists have envisioned an alternative way of communicating, one that does not privilege an individual's persuasive skills but encourages a communal discussion where all parties are open to one another's perspectives. This article describes a final examination for the basic public speaking course that enacts a model of collaborative communication, demonstrates communication as coordinated management of meaning, requires active listening, and helps students think through a complex social issue. [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