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Walton, Justin D. – Communication Teacher, 2020
Courses: Introduction to Communication Studies, Rhetorical/Media Criticism, Political Communication, Language and Social Interaction. Objectives: The aims of this single-class activity are (1) to emphasize the complexities of communication competence; (2) to differentiate between appropriate and inappropriate communication behaviors; and (3) to…
Descriptors: Communications, Semantics, Teaching Methods, Political Attitudes
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Strawser, Michael G. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: This activity could be used in courses where persuasion, dialogue, and communication ethics are primary. Thus, a communication ethics course, or course units where students discuss ethics, would be appropriate. For instance, even a human communication course could use this activity to describe ethical treatment of "the other" or…
Descriptors: Ethics, Cooperation, Professional Associations, Class Activities
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Haugen, Jenna; Lucas, Kristen – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Public speaking, business and professional communication, group communication. Objectives: This activity will introduce Monroe's Motivated Sequence as a way to organize persuasive arguments; improve students' ability to deliver presentations with consistent content, voice, and style; and improve team-based delivery skills.
Descriptors: Sequential Approach, Communication Skills, Group Activities, Public Speaking
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Berry, Marcia – Communication Teacher, 2018
Courses: Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication, Introduction to Communication Studies, Business Communication. Objectives: The goal for this activity is not only to provide students with an understanding of their initial, derived, and terminal credibility when relating a personal, edifying story but also to…
Descriptors: Credibility, Perspective Taking, Teaching Methods, Audience Awareness
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Dubisar, Abby M.; Hunt, Kathleen P. – Communication Teacher, 2018
Courses: Rhetorical Criticism, Composition, Environmental Communication. Objectives: This unit activity, for which students view a documentary to identify and evaluate persuasive ethos and then create their own rhetorical messages for reducing food waste, serves as a platform for teaching both the critique and practice of rhetoric, as well as…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Rhetorical Criticism, Writing (Composition), Wastes
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Herakova, Liliana – Communication Teacher, 2017
Courses: Public Speaking, Storytelling, Performance Ethnography, Oral Interpretation, Language and Communication. Objectives: The aims of this class exercise are: (1) To engage in a collaborative creative process of developing a story/topic from a simple idea to deepening the relationship with the audience through vivid and evocative language; (2)…
Descriptors: Fairy Tales, Language Usage, Class Activities, Teaching Methods
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Opt, Susan – Communication Teacher, 2017
Courses: Conflict communication, negotiation, small group. Objective: This activity will enhance students' awareness and critique of their own negotiation behaviors. A list of references and suggested readings is included.
Descriptors: Simulation, Conflict, Communication (Thought Transfer), Class Activities