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Bolkan, San; Goodboy, Alan K.; Myers, Scott A. – Communication Education, 2017
This study examined two effective teaching behaviors traditionally considered by instructional communication scholars to associate positively with students' academic experiences: instructor clarity and immediacy. Our study situated these teaching behaviors in a conditional process model that integrated two key assumptions about student learning:…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Behavior, Teaching Styles, Learner Engagement
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Zhang, Qin; Zhang, Jibiao – Communication Education, 2013
In this study, we used the broaden-and-build theory and emotional response theory as the framework to examine the effects of instructors' positive emotions on student engagement and critical thinking in U.S. and Chinese classrooms, as well as the mediating role of students' positive emotions in their relationships. MANOVA results revealed no…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Learner Engagement
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Weber, Keith; Martin, Matthew M.; Myers, Scott A. – Communication Education, 2011
This article presents the Instructional Beliefs Model which forwards that teacher behaviors, student characteristics, and course-specific structural issues combine to influence students' instructional beliefs. Through these instructional beliefs, the first-order variables influence student learning outcomes. Three studies were conducted to…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Student Characteristics, Course Organization, Student Attitudes
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King, Paul E.; Schrodt, Paul; Weisel, Jessica J. – Communication Education, 2009
Theoretical perspectives on the efficacy of instructional feedback suggest that there should be significant variation in students' perceptions of and responses to feedback messages. Yet, little effort has been made to either uncover the perceptual dimensions by which students evaluate feedback, or to measure students' perceptions of feedback. The…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Classroom Communication, Measures (Individuals), Validity