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Jones-Bodie, Ashley – Communication Teacher, 2020
In many classroom conversations when exploring critical communication issues such as gender and race, students are often unable to identify the relevance of past events and uninterested in exploring the concepts. This activity was created as a way to help students uncover the significance of events and movements from which they feel disconnected.…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, History, Relevance (Education), Communication Skills
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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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Kerr, Anna M.; Shaub, Tracy; Casapulla, Sharon; Smith, Chynna; Manzi, Joel – Communication Teacher, 2020
The purpose of the proposed activity is to explore topics of identity negotiation and passing while applying the skills of narrative medicine. This activity is part of a larger narrative medicine curriculum designed to help future physicians embrace a narrative approach to reduce social injustices and ultimately to improve their relationships with…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Inclusion, Personal Narratives, Medicine
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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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Hunter, Karla M.; Westwick, Joshua – Communication Teacher, 2020
Course: Small Group Communication. Objectives: Students will identify their personality traits; synthesize the relationship between personality, small-group interdependence, and grouphate; and apply collaborative skills and knowledge of individual personality differences in building small-group success.
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Group Dynamics, Personality Traits, Cooperation
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LeFebvre, Leah E.; Yilmaz, Gamze; LeFebvre, Luke; Allen, Mike – Communication Teacher, 2020
This study examined how group members with differential levels (highest, middle, and lowest) of ability contributed to argumentative communication while facilitating a cooperative learning process in a small group communication course. Results demonstrated that during discussions: (1) highest ability members utilized more evidence than middle or…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Persuasive Discourse, Learning Processes, Communication Skills
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Scharp, Kristina M.; Seiter, John S.; Curran, Timothy – Communication Teacher, 2019
People who receive supportive communication when they are distressed benefit from a series of advantageous outcomes. We designed the following activity based on the popular board game Apples to Apples to provide students with an experiential understanding of different types of social support--(1) emotional, (2) esteem, (3) network, (4)…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Self Esteem, Emotional Response, Networks
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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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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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Thompson, Marie – Communication Teacher, 2019
Drawing on coursework associated with listening strategies in health communication, students will be guided through a process of reflection, contemplation and articulation as they map their health experience. As visual narrative, maps help to suspend preconceived notions and/or expectations about health; participants increase the capacity for a…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Health, College Students, Communication Strategies
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LeFebvre, Luke; LeFebvre, Leah; Anderson, Dale – Communication Teacher, 2019
This study examined the current operationalization of communication centers. Surveying center directors (N = 47), day-to-day operations were analyzed through descriptive statistics and thematic analysis. Specifically, directors provided responses about current institutional context and structure, services, training, marketing, challenges, and…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Higher Education, Two Year Colleges, Institutional Characteristics
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Anderson, Lindsey B.; Gardner, Elizabeth E.; Wolvin, Andrew D. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Learning outcomes assessments are an important aspect of course administration. However, these efforts tend to prioritize the perspective of instructors/administrators. This study seeks to understand how students perceive their learning gains after taking the introductory communication course. In qualitatively analyzing a sample of more than 2,500…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Student Attitudes, Success, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Berkelaar, Brenda L.; O'Connor, Erin A.; Schneider, Claire M. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Large-lecture; public speaking, business, professional, and technical communication; sales and marketing courses; courses with team-based projects. Objectives: To provide opportunities to develop public speaking skills, especially in large-lecture courses; to improve public speaking endurance; to improve students' abilities to give…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Communication Skills, Skill Development, Large Group Instruction
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Meiners, Eric B. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Leadership, Organizational Communication, Small Group Communication. Objectives: After completing this activity, students will have greater awareness of a variety of metaphors of leadership and how these metaphors highlight different sets of instrumental communication knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Descriptors: Leadership, Figurative Language, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Skills
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Pascual-Ferrá, Paola – Communication Teacher, 2019
Faculty who are interested in activism and social justice often struggle with how to integrate principles of community activism into courses that have been traditionally designed to prepare students for careers in the corporate world. Most public relations textbooks now dedicate a section or chapter to corporate social responsibility due to its…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Fund Raising, Activism, Scholarship
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