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Hall, Robert D. – Communication Teacher, 2020
This piece builds upon literature using media to teach not only college students in economics, social justice, and sociology, but also those college students in family and interpersonal communication as well. I provide a resource aimed to engage and expand students' understanding thoughtfully of two well-known family communication and…
Descriptors: Family Environment, College Students, Social Justice, Family Relationship
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Cruz, Carlos – Communication Teacher, 2020
Rap music is an essential component of hip-hop culture and hip-hop pedagogy. The activity uses music, in particular hip-hop music, as a means of teaching the Johari Window. Students were required to complete the Johari Window panels (open, blind, hidden, unknown) using lyrics from popular songs. The article details this activity and its…
Descriptors: Music, Popular Culture, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Skills
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Thomas, Lindsey J. – Communication Teacher, 2020
Courses: Communication Research Methods Survey; Qualitative Communication Research Methods. Objectives: It is appropriate to conduct this activity throughout a unit focused on methods of analyzing qualitative data. Implemented during two separate class periods, this activity will help students to differentiate, practice, and reflect on two types…
Descriptors: College Students, Content Analysis, Qualitative Research, Learning Activities
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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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Seroka, Laura – Communication Teacher, 2020
Challenges to identity formation often emerge during college experiences as one's world view is confronted by exposure to new social circles, ideas, and cultures. Through the analysis of interpenetrating identities in the popular television show, "The Big Bang Theory," students are able to locate concrete examples of the four frames of…
Descriptors: Self Concept, College Students, Educational Experience, Television
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Dalelio, Corinne M. – Communication Teacher, 2020
In an effort to move students beyond their typical understanding of social media, "the collaborative identity project" requires that they collectively contribute to one single, pseudonymous, online identity spanning five popular social websites over the course of one semester. In this enriching and thought-provoking exercise, students…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Social Media, Cooperative Learning, Self Concept
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Szablewicz, Marcella – Communication Teacher, 2020
Courses: Media and Society, Introduction to Mass Media, Digital Culture. Objectives: By the end of this activity, students will be able to: describe dominant news media discourse about digital and social media; elucidate connections between dominant discourse and the perceived effects of technology; and recognize and critique arguments that rely…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Social Media, Influence of Technology, Social Theories
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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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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
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Pruim, Douglas E. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Critically fun is a single-class activity for communication classes discussing persuasive messages, the effects of mass media, or rhetorical analysis (e.g. public speaking, communication theory, mass media, and rhetoric). Objectives: By the end of the activity, students should be able to analyze critically the rhetorical significance of…
Descriptors: Communications, Persuasive Discourse, Humor, Political Issues
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Fraustino, Julia Daisy; Pressgrove, Geah; Colistra, Rita – Communication Teacher, 2019
Numerous institutions encourage service-learning, but few have extended beyond nonprofit realms to include (1) larger budgets, (2) multi-faceted volunteer/staff/leadership constraints, and (3) elevated expectations with immediate impact on full towns. This study explores how strategic communication students construct knowledge in branding and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Communications, Relevance (Education), Social Problems
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Broeckelman-Post, Melissa A. – Communication Teacher, 2019
This study assessed whether L1 (English as first language), L2 (English as second language, recent transition to the United States), and Generation 1.5 (English as second language, years of United States--based education) students are able to grow and perform similarly in a public speaking course on measures of public speaking anxiety, information…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Public Speaking, English, Native Language
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Nicolini, Kristine M.; Cole, Andrew W. – Communication Teacher, 2019
This study explores the use of a survey instrument relating to feedback within the organizational context to measure student perceptions of peer feedback in a speech workshop activity conducted in a public-speaking class. A 20-item instrument was adapted from Steelman, Levy, and Snell's Feedback Environment Scale (FES) for coworker feedback (The…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Feedback (Response), Synchronous Communication, Online Courses
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Johnson, Amber – Communication Teacher, 2019
This self-reflexive activity acts as an introduction to how we talk about and express gender identity, as well as the assumptions we may have about gender identity norms and expression. The activity illuminates student's subconscious behaviors and understandings of gender, pushing them to sit self-reflexively with their own understandings of…
Descriptors: Reflection, Gender Issues, Sexual Identity, Identification (Psychology)
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Brody, Nicholas; Caldwell, Lesley – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Any course that examines mediated and/or online communication, including but not limited to--Computer-Mediated Communication, Communication Theory, Interpersonal Communication, Introduction to Communication, and Organizational Communication. Objectives: In this single-class activity, students apply their knowledge of mediated…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Communications, Educational Games
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