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ERIC Number: EJ889928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1740-4622
Informative Connections: Enhancing Public Speaking Assignments with Service Learning
Martinez, Stephanie Poole
Communication Teacher, v18 n1 p23-25 Jan 2004
Objective: To demonstrate the connection between students' learning and the world beyond the classroom. Type of speech: Informative. Point value: 15% of course grade. Requirements: (a) References: 3 (1 of which must be an interview); (b) Length: 4-6 minutes; (c) Visual aid: No; (d) Outline: Yes; (e) Prerequisite reading: Chapters 3-6, 8, 9 (Trenholm, 2001); (f) Additional requirements: Students who select the second option may need to obtain signed permission from the organization. Connecting informative speaking to course concepts and concrete experience is not always an easy task. According to Staton and Tomlinson (2001), "service learning allows students to apply what they are learning from their instructors, peers, and readings to genuine tasks that occur outside the four walls of a classroom while simultaneously helping others" (p. 211). This service-learning project allows students the opportunity to learn reflectively while fostering involvement in the community in which they live. A list of references and suggested readings is included.
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Language: English
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