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ERIC Number: EJ981178
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1740-4622
Teaching Communication Ethics and Diversity: Using Technology and Community Engagement to Enhance Learning
Swenson-Lepper, Tammy
Communication Teacher, v26 n4 p228-235 2012
The workforce in the United States is becoming more diverse. To help students prepare to work and live in a diverse society, the author developed a lower-division course called "Communication Ethics and Diversity." After this course, students should be able to: (1) define diversity and communication ethics; (2) understand a variety of approaches to communication ethics, including teleology, deontology, dialogic ethics, and post-modern ethics; (3) apply ethical theories to a variety of communication contexts, including the media, interpersonal relationships, political communication, and communication technology; (4) describe their personal code of ethics as it relates to communication ethics and diversity; (5) compare and contrast their beliefs about communication ethics and diversity to those of their peers; (6) justify their personal code of ethics based on ethical theories and terms; and (7) apply their knowledge of communication ethics and diversity to experiences they have in the community. Over the course of the semester, students addressed these learning objectives through readings, class discussions, essay exams, and, most importantly, through an integrated set of assignments that linked students' work in groups on a community-service-learning project with a group blog and an individual research paper. In this article, the author describes the assignments and how they relate to the learning objectives; she also provides a rationale for linking the assignments. (Contains 1 note.)
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States