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Rood, Craig – Communication Teacher, 2020
As a communication educator, the author's goal is to help students examine and understand how communication addresses--or, in this case, fails to address--public problems such as gun violence. Communication concepts can provide insight about America's bewildering debates about gun violence, and in turn, these debates can help illustrate and refine…
Descriptors: Weapons, Violence, Social Problems, Persuasive Discourse
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Travis, Eryn – Communication Teacher, 2020
Courses: The exercise is designed for an introduction to public-speaking course or a "basic course" with a major public-speaking assignment. Objectives: By the end of this activity, students will be able to (1) identify their own misconceptions about public speaking, (2) recognize the relevance of public-speaking skills to their career…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Freehand Drawing, Introductory Courses, Misconceptions
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Broeckelman-Post, Melissa A.; Hawkins, Katherine E. Hyatt; Murphy, Joshua; Otusanya, Ayodeji; Kueppers, George – Communication Teacher, 2020
The purpose of this study was to find out whether the previously identified gender gap in public speaking anxiety and self-perceived communication competence was also evident in student speaking performances. This study also examined whether students developed equally strong presentations in public speaking versus hybrid introductory communication…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Introductory Courses, Communications, Anxiety
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Parviz, Elnaz – Communication Teacher, 2020
Courses: Public speaking. Objective: This activity introduces and activates Monroe's Motivated Sequence.
Descriptors: Communications, Public Speaking, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods
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Geraths, Cory – Communication Teacher, 2020
Courses: Public Speaking. Objectives: This unit aims to (1) illustrate the classical and contemporary utility of "ekphrasis" ("description") as a genre of civic communication; and (2) introduce students to essential skills in public speaking, including invention, arrangement, and, in particular, style
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Units of Study, Civics, Skill Development
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Nicolini, Kristine M.; Cole, Andrew W. – Communication Teacher, 2020
As many colleges and universities offer increasing numbers of online courses and degree programs, debates regarding teaching public speaking online continue. This research utilizes Kluger and DeNisi's (1996, The effects of feedback interventions on performance: A historical review, a meta-analysis, and a preliminary feedback intervention theory.…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Peer Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Online Courses
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Hintz, Elizabeth A.; Huber, Aubrey A. – Communication Teacher, 2020
This activity extends the rich pedagogical scholarship on impromptu speaking by integrating visual imagery into the impromptu speaking exercise. The goal of this semester-long series of exercises is to provide students with the opportunity to apply effective delivery skills across general purposes of speaking, receive feedback, and thus develop…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Undergraduate Students, Speech Communication, Anxiety
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Dwyer, Karen Kangas; Davidson, Marlina – Communication Teacher, 2020
E-journaling invites students to reflect upon and synthesize their experiences, readings, discussions, and presentations in a series of electronic entries, usually viewed only by the student and the instructor. E-journaling assignments have become easier to complete and grade in the last few years because they are now supported by learning…
Descriptors: Student Journals, Journal Writing, Electronic Publishing, Communications