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Elder, Katherine A. – Communication Teacher, 2022
Instructors in medical and health fields have long used experiential learning activities to complement traditional methods of teaching. The following details a scenario developed for a health communication course that simulates a plague outbreak and requires students to draw from best practice related to crisis and emergency risk communication,…
Descriptors: Pandemics, COVID-19, Teaching Methods, Experiential Learning
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Kanemoto, Emi; Routenberg, Robbie; Piazza, Sophia – Communication Teacher, 2022
Courses: This semester-long assignment is suited for any course that highlights cultural differences, diversity and equity, social advocacy, social justice, intercultural communication, and intercultural awareness and understanding. Objectives: This series of inclusivity projects will help students to: (1) equip themselves with communication…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Active Learning, Student Projects, Inclusion
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Earle, Elizabeth – Communication Teacher, 2022
Courses: Small Group Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Relational Communication, Communication Theory, Introduction to Communication, or any course with a unit on teamwork or a group project. Objective: This activity engages students in an experiential learning activity through the popular online video game Among Us in order to teach…
Descriptors: Video Games, Cooperative Learning, Group Dynamics, Electronic Learning
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Kelley, Douglas L.; Shore, Chelsea – Communication Teacher, 2022
This study provides a thematic analysis of student transformative experience regarding personal and social change in a service learning (SL) course wherein students volunteer in embedded inner-city contexts. Several transformative themes emerged through interpretive analysis of student journals. Especially important to this investigation, we…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Service Learning, Student Attitudes, Barriers
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Hoops, Joshua F. – Communication Teacher, 2022
This paper documents a half-semester service-learning teaching activity for engaging students to think critically about intercultural communication theory. In collaboration with a community partner, students in my intercultural communication class researched the influence of the Great Migration on U.S. society, producing five books summarizing…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Critical Thinking, Intercultural Communication, United States History
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Coker, Michael C. – Communication Teacher, 2022
Courses: Small Group Communication, Online Groups and Communities. Objectives: The objectives of this activity are to expose students to common-bond and common-identity group dynamics, including the differences between memberships, as well as member motivations, goals, and outcomes.
Descriptors: Group Experience, Sense of Community, Group Dynamics, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Hildenbrand, Grace M. – Communication Teacher, 2022
Courses: Health Communication, Science Communication, Interpersonal Communication. Objective: This activity prepares students to explain jargon effectively when communicating with individuals who have low health literacy by utilizing clear communication strategies.
Descriptors: Jargon, Communication Strategies, Learning Activities, Medical Students
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Tong, Stephanie Tom – Communication Teacher, 2022
Courses: Research methods for undergraduates or graduates. Objectives: The aims of this activity are: (1) to clarify the basics of experimental design; (2) to illustrate the concept of levels of measurement; (3) to demonstrate in-person/hands-on data collection procedures; (4) to understand and practice the steps in null hypothesis testing; and…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Research Design, Courses, Research Methodology
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Gaffey, Adam J. – Communication Teacher, 2022
This single-class activity is designed to introduce concepts of rhetoric, narrative, and public memory to students and to help them recognize the persuasive structure of narratives, particularly as applied to value-based popular discourse. Courses: Instructors can implement this activity in a variety of classes, including Introduction to…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Personal Narratives, Class Activities, College Students
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Bighash, Leila; Sangalang, Angeline – Communication Teacher, 2022
This activity motivates students of communication research methods by challenging them to face their personal epistemologies. We introduce them to a set of formal ways of knowing and match these with their personal justifications for knowledge. Through this exercise, students learn that the scientific method is worthy of study not just to pass a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Research Training, Student Research, Research Methodology
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Doohan, Eve-Anne; Lawless, Brandi; Ho, Evelyn Y. – Communication Teacher, 2022
Assessment has become increasingly integral to college and university accreditation. While formal assessment has become more of a responsibility for instructors as related to their individual classes and assignments, program assessment is also at the center of these conversations. However, few guidelines and resources are being shared with regard…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Communications, Higher Education, Evaluation Methods
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Spates, Stephen A. – Communication Teacher, 2022
Organizational communication has concepts and processes that can be difficult to absorb. Using gamification as a pedagogical strategy, a semester-long project is developed to help students learn through application. The Bear Cave is a class-wide competition where students create an organization and seek a fictional investment of $1,000,000. In…
Descriptors: Organizational Communication, Game Based Learning, Competition, Cooperative Learning
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Mandhana, Dron M.; Caruso, Victoria – Communication Teacher, 2022
Courses: Public Speaking, Survey of Communication Studies, Interpersonal Communication, Intercultural Communication. Objectives: This activity focuses on helping students (1) become aware of their implicit biases, (2) understand the relationship between implicit biases and the quality of arguments (i.e. unfounded ad hominem arguments), and (3)…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Bias, Public Speaking
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Deline, Mary Beth – Communication Teacher, 2022
Courses: Undergraduate courses in environmental communication, with crisis communication or public relations variations. Objectives: After completing this unit activity, students will have a better understanding of how communication contributes to the complexity and interconnections of environmental challenges by exploring crisis communication…
Descriptors: Physical Environment, Crisis Management, Communication Strategies, Undergraduate Students
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Brown, Mary Kate; Chevrette, Roberta – Communication Teacher, 2022
This unit activity guides students through an interrogation of bias, normativity, and co-cultural experiences within the context of dis/ability and appearance. Specifically, students complete implicit bias tests related to ability and body size, read about historical displays of bodily difference in circuses and "freak shows," and then…
Descriptors: Social Bias, Disabilities, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Films
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