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Nodulman, Jessica A. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Using the philosophy of mindfulness is an innovative way to teach about perception. By participating in a mindfulness awareness practice, engaging in an activity with all your senses and being in the moment without judgment, students learn about the concepts of perception and mindfulness; analyze their personal perception process before and after…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Metacognition, Interpersonal Communication, Teaching Methods
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Scharp, Kristina M.; Seiter, John S.; Curran, Timothy – Communication Teacher, 2019
People who receive supportive communication when they are distressed benefit from a series of advantageous outcomes. We designed the following activity based on the popular board game Apples to Apples to provide students with an experiential understanding of different types of social support--(1) emotional, (2) esteem, (3) network, (4)…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Self Esteem, Emotional Response, Networks
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Turner, Karen M.; Sweet, Elizabeth L.; Fornaro, Elisabeth – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: News Reporting, Advertising, Strategic Communication, Media Studies, Introduction to Communication, Intercultural and Interracial Communication, Business Communication, and Hybrid Public Speaking. Objectives: This module facilitates a process for students to interrogate how they relate to the public and to understand the profound…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Race, Ethnic Diversity, Public Policy
Scherff, Lisa; Rush, Leslie S. – McREL International, 2019
Conducting research and reporting the results are at the heart of academic work, yet many teachers hesitate to incorporate student research projects into their curriculum because they're unsure of how or where to begin. In "Student Research Done Right!" Lisa Scherff and Leslie S. Rush make the case that all high school and college…
Descriptors: Student Research, High School Students, College Students, Research Methodology
Baxter, Kristin – Teachers College Press, 2019
Writing lesson plans is often considered busywork, but it can be a useful path for discovering what is important about artmaking and teaching. This book shows teachers how to slow down, breathe, and linger over the process of unit and lesson plan writing to uncover how much this process can support them professionally, creatively, and personally.…
Descriptors: Art, Art Education, Lesson Plans, Freehand Drawing
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Brody, Nicholas; Caldwell, Lesley – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Any course that examines mediated and/or online communication, including but not limited to--Computer-Mediated Communication, Communication Theory, Interpersonal Communication, Introduction to Communication, and Organizational Communication. Objectives: In this single-class activity, students apply their knowledge of mediated…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Communications, Educational Games
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Mercado, Antonieta – Communication Teacher, 2019
This activity highlights the concept of cultural hegemony, illustrating it by a reflection on the images of success and successful people portrayed in the media. The purpose of the exercise is to introduce students to this concept, and for them to examine how hegemonic views of others and the self affect the way they conceptualize success and…
Descriptors: Success, Mass Media Effects, Cultural Influences, Gender Differences
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Waldbuesser, Caroline – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Interpersonal Communication, Fundamentals of Human Communication, Communication Theory, Public Speaking, and Intercultural Communication. Objectives: After completing this single-class activity, students will be able to (1) describe how meaning is created through symbolic interaction, (2) explain how the self is created through symbolic…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Communication Strategies, Communications, Interaction
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Haugen, Jenna; Lucas, Kristen – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Public speaking, business and professional communication, group communication. Objectives: This activity will introduce Monroe's Motivated Sequence as a way to organize persuasive arguments; improve students' ability to deliver presentations with consistent content, voice, and style; and improve team-based delivery skills.
Descriptors: Sequential Approach, Communication Skills, Group Activities, Public Speaking
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Thompson, Marie – Communication Teacher, 2019
Drawing on coursework associated with listening strategies in health communication, students will be guided through a process of reflection, contemplation and articulation as they map their health experience. As visual narrative, maps help to suspend preconceived notions and/or expectations about health; participants increase the capacity for a…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Health, College Students, Communication Strategies
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Scharp, Kristina M.; Sanders, Matthew L. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Course: Qualitative Research Methods. Objectives: To provide students with an experiential understanding of the six steps to conducting a thematic analysis: (1) gaining familiarity with the data, (2) creating coding categories or subcategories, (3) generating themes, (4) reviewing themes, (5) labeling themes, and (6) identifying exemplars. To help…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Qualitative Research, Class Activities, Experiential Learning
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Wagner, Phillip E. – Communication Teacher, 2019
This essay overviews a semester-long course activity and framework for the basic public-speaking course. Using Paul and Elder's critical-thinking framework, the author discusses ways to address some of the common problems within the public-speaking course while enhancing critical thinking. Through this model, students develop skills in five…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Models, Public Speaking
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Hanasono, Lisa K.; Gorsevski, Ellen W. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: This semester-long assignment can be featured in undergraduate or graduate communication courses that include a major writing assignment such as research methods, capstone classes, senior thesis sections, or advanced courses on topics such as interpersonal, intercultural, and interracial communication. This assignment is suitable for…
Descriptors: College Students, Writing Assignments, Writing for Publication, Research Papers (Students)
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Marino, Maria I. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Intercultural Communication. Objectives: Students will achieve the following learning outcomes--(1) demonstrate knowledge of intercultural systems by identifying roots of intercultural communication conflict, (2) address intercultural problems by taking action within the context of their own lives, (3) collaborate with peers to problem…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Conflict, Cultural Awareness, Cooperative Learning
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Berkelaar, Brenda L.; O'Connor, Erin A.; Schneider, Claire M. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Large-lecture; public speaking, business, professional, and technical communication; sales and marketing courses; courses with team-based projects. Objectives: To provide opportunities to develop public speaking skills, especially in large-lecture courses; to improve public speaking endurance; to improve students' abilities to give…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Communication Skills, Skill Development, Large Group Instruction
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