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Giovanelli, Marcello – Communication Teacher, 2016
Metaphor is generally understood as the process of understanding one thing in terms of another. The activity described here is designed to make use of the principles of embodied cognition and meaning, and specifically the embodied nature of metaphor, to explore political discourse and communication. With high-school junior or senior students in…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Politics, Nonverbal Communication, Learning Activities
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Rezende da Cunha, Fernando, Jr.; van Kruistum, Claudia; van Oers, Bert – Communication Teacher, 2016
This paper reports on how teachers, from different cities in Brazil, used groups on Facebook and how communication between teachers and students was affected by using such groups. This study is framed under the Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) perspective, and is conceived from a methodological background that invites participants to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Media, Teacher Student Relationship, Technology Uses in Education
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Freedman, Eric – Communication Teacher, 2006
In many countries, reporters and editors face criminal prosecution, censorship, self-censorship, exile, tax audits, loss of broadcast and publication licenses, loss of jobs, assault, and even assassination based on how they practice their profession. Press rights and human rights advocacy groups try to draw media and official attention to those…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, News Media, Censorship, Journalism Education