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Kwok, M.; Vela, K. N.; Rugh, M. S.; Lincoln, Y. S.; Capraro, R. M.; Capraro, M. M. – Communication Education, 2020
Shared understanding is often achieved in communication interactions at the point in which the participants come to an agreement upon meaning. Without shared meaning, misunderstandings can lead to a breakdown in communication, and possibly failure on collaborative tasks. The purpose of the present study was to examine how students, preservice, and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Vocabulary, Classroom Communication, Communication Problems
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Girardelli, Davide; Kelly, Stephanie; Chen, Bodong; Zhou, Xiaogao; Gu, Tingting – Communication Education, 2020
Drawing from the theory of planned behavior, we conducted a belief elicitation study to gain insights on what considerations guide Chinese English-as-foreign-language students' decision to participate in English during class. We used four semistructured focus groups (in Chinese) to explore salient beliefs from a total of 34 Chinese university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Kromka, Stephen M.; Goodboy, Alan K.; Banks, Jaime – Communication Education, 2020
Instructors tell stories for pedagogical reasons, but not all classroom stories are necessarily relevant to students and their learning. This study examined how instructors tell stories in ways that students find relevant or irrelevant to their lives. Participants were 388 undergraduate students who responded to an open-ended survey asking them to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, College Faculty, Teaching Methods
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Bahrainwala, Lamiyah – Communication Education, 2020
Precarity, or the condition of continual wage insecurity, is shaping a generation of U.S. college students that suffer continually under poor material conditions, exploitative work schedules, and institutions that do not recognize their precarity. Lamiyah Bahrainwala grounds the latter point--that higher education does not recognize the needs of…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Problems, Citizenship, Nontraditional Students
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LeFebvre, Luke; LeFebvre, Leah E. – Communication Education, 2020
The history of the academic discipline of communication and the subsequent departments that followed are linked in some form or fashion to the evolution of the introductory communication course. Given the prominence and continued relevance of the introductory course in the communication discipline, researchers have conducted surveys for over 60…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Communication Skills, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
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Chesebro, Joseph L.; Lyon, Alexander – Communication Education, 2020
This study used rhetorical and relational goal theory to examine the different ways college instructors respond to disruptive behaviors by students in the classroom. Student participants provided and described a critical incident involving a disruptive classmate that either was or was not handled effectively by the instructor. Results identified…
Descriptors: Teacher Response, Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Classroom Techniques
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Wright, Sarah; Haskett, Mary E.; Anderson, Jacqulea – Communication Education, 2020
National studies and research on the authors' own campus confirms that many college students are sacrificing their health and safety to earn a degree. Furthermore, the challenges experienced by under-resourced college students can prevent them from obtaining a quality educational experience, hinder their progress toward graduation, and contribute…
Descriptors: College Students, Physical Health, Hunger, Food
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LaBelle, Sara – Communication Education, 2020
The transition from high school to college life presents a number of challenges to young adults, including new living arrangements, new social circles, increased independence, and the pressures of academic responsibilities. As a result, college students face a number of health concerns, including but not limited to sleep deprivation, lack of…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Problems, Health, College Faculty
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Rudick, C. Kyle; Dannels, Deanna P. – Communication Education, 2020
The authors contend that the current trajectory of higher education lands our society more or less where the history of higher education began: a haven for the white and wealthy. They maintain the position that in order to intervene in this situation, higher education must be able to identify not only roots of its affliction but its remedies. The…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Problems, Student Costs, Paying for College
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Bolkan, San; Goodboy, Alan K.; Kromka, Stephen M. – Communication Education, 2020
We conducted this study to create a measure of instructional narratives and to validate the new instrument by assessing its construct validity. In particular, we created an item pool reflecting three aspects of instructor-told narratives including their course orientation, concreteness, and memorability. Students (N = 598) responded to a series of…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Story Telling, Measures (Individuals), Construct Validity
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Hinck, Ashley; Tighe, Jennifer – Communication Education, 2020
Drawing on Lave & Wenger's concept of situated learning and Apple's premise that daily interactions at school construct what is considered legitimate knowledge, this article examines the discourses of teaching and learning circulating among students. Through interviews and open-ended, online surveys, we trace how nine different discourses of…
Descriptors: Situated Learning, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Discourse Analysis
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LeFebvre, Leah E.; Carmack, Heather J.; Pederson, Joshua R. – Communication Education, 2020
Course evaluations can be an effective tool for students to appraise a course and instructor; however, they can also be a communicative space for students to write comments instructors perceive as hurtful, need to make sense of and reconcile with their instructional practice. Instructors turn to others to help make sense of and cope with comments.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Women Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Course Evaluation
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Nordin, Karin; Broeckelman-Post, Melissa A. – Communication Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to investigate communication mindset changes across one semester of the introductory communication course and differences across students' demographic backgrounds. The study measured the communication mindset and other instructional constructs of 1299 undergraduate students during the first two and last two weeks of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Communication Research, Introductory Courses, Public Speaking
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Davis, Alyssa; Linvill, Darren L.; Hodges, Larry F.; Da Costa, Albert Florencio; Lee, Alexzander – Communication Education, 2020
This exploratory study examines the role virtual reality can play in student speech practice for oral communication courses. The study focuses on situational communication apprehension of the virtual reality practice session in relation to students who practice face-to-face and the final grade of the subsequent speech. Test and control groups…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Simulation, Communication Skills
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Wright, Anna M. – Communication Education, 2020
Teachers and their unions are often vilified for the perception that they are working against the best interest of students (Berliner & Glass, 2014). The narrative, it seems, is that teachers' unions only seek to protect bad teachers, and they fight for an unearned increase in pay for teachers. The National Education Association launched the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Unions, Educational History, Teaching Conditions
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