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ERIC Number: EJ1198361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1740-4622
4Ps: A Purposeful Introduction
Vartabedian, Sarah E.; Klinger, Laurel C.
Communication Teacher, v33 n1 p16-20 2019
The 4Ps activity provides a unique approach to first-day class introductions and creates a positive classroom climate that encourages student engagement. The assignment generates initial self-disclosure that facilitates interpersonal and group communication throughout the semester. Additionally, the activity can be used as a unit activity with a follow-up assignment that introduces foundational public speaking concepts. Courses: Public Speaking, Interpersonal, and other communication courses. Objectives: (1) To promote connectedness within the class from the first meeting forward; (2) To extend the usual "icebreaker" in a meaningful way by incorporating a public-speaking assignment; and (3) To provide a basis for discussion of key communication concepts such as self-disclosure, relational development, and stereotyping. Materials: 4×6 note cards
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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