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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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Engstrom, Craig L. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Business and Professional Communication, Persuasion. Objectives: Students demonstrate application of rhetorical invention and improved persuasive writing style through a brief, multi-draft writing activity.
Descriptors: Business Communication, Persuasive Discourse, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
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Volinsky, Allyson C.; Sangalang, Angeline – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Introduction to Communication Behavior, Health Communication, Public Communication Campaigns, Persuasion, Public Relations. Objectives: Students gain practice determining various components of a health communication campaign (e.g. selecting appropriate target population(s), media channels), while noting the need for synergy across key…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Public Health, Health Promotion, Mass Media
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Torres, David H.; Pruim, Douglas E. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Science communication, public speaking, technical communication, professional and/or management communication. Objectives: This activity about scientific and technical communication uses narrative principles to communicate complex information to broader audiences. Upon completion of the activity, students will be able to: (1) Explain the…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Communication Strategies, Public Speaking, Personal Narratives
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Lopper, Matthew E. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
This paper describes a responsive, digital periodic table that has been specifically designed as a visual aid for high school or college chemistry classrooms and lecture halls. The periodic table runs in a web browser and can therefore be used in any classroom that has a digital projector and screen. It features click-to-highlight table cells that…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Computer Uses in Education, Chemistry, Secondary School Science
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Raff, Lionel M.; Cannon, William R. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
For 26 years, it has been assumed by some that the thermodynamics of open-system biochemical reactions must be executed by performing Legendre transformations on the terms involving the species whose concentrations are being held fixed. In contrast, standard nontransformed thermodynamics applies to chemical processes. However, it has recently been…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, College Science, Scientific Concepts
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Gascon, Katherine N.; Weinstein, Steven J.; Antoniades, Michael G. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
The effect of surfactant adsorption on surface tension, as well as associated thermodynamic concepts are introduced in a laboratory experiment designed for undergraduate students. Using a reliable and accessible method, students measure the surface tension of aqueous solutions at different concentrations of sodium dodecyl sulfate. Students collect…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Thermodynamics, Scientific Concepts, Science Laboratories
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Croisant, Michael; Bretz, Stacey Lowery; Konkolewicz, Dominik – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
The ACS Guidelines for bachelor's degrees in chemistry call for the curriculum to include polymer chemistry principles and the synthesis of different classes of macromolecules. Organic chemistry can provide an important introduction to polymer chemistry principles, and photochemically induced radical polymerization is one method for generating…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Inquiry, Discovery Learning
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Saba, Shahrokh; Corozo-Morales, Ariel – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
A pedagogically useful undergraduate organic-chemistry-laboratory experiment has been developed that involves the synthesis of two structurally simple, achiral "O,O"- and "N,N"-acetal substrates with no stereocenters. The experiment introduces students to a "new" and more effective variant of classical acetal…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Organic Chemistry, Laboratory Experiments
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Paek, Kyong-Mi – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2019
Increasing concern over environmental sustainability and socioecological well-being has motivated people to consider ways to reconnect humans with the natural world through lifestyle changes that integrate well with natural systems. Educators who share environmental concerns have explored diverse aspects of ecological art practices to envision an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Artists, Art Education, Collectivism
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Marshall, Pamela A. – Journal of Biological Education, 2019
In the world of higher education, one of the struggles instructors face in the classroom is engaging students in the material. A second discussion in higher education pedagogy is how to weigh content versus activity in the science classroom. How should college teaching be set up when students now have every fact ever found at their fingertips on a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, College Science, Undergraduate Study
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