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Martinez, Emilly K.; Sánchez, Virginia Sánchez – Communication Teacher, 2021
Courses: Introduction to Communication Theory, Small Group Communication, Organizational Communication, or any class with a group-based component. Objectives: This activity aims to engage students more deeply in group role-playing activities, reduce stereotyping and prejudice in a popular activity, and enhance students' understanding of group…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Participative Decision Making, Learner Engagement, Simulation
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Cresswell-Yeager, Tiffany – Communication Teacher, 2021
In a small-group communication course, students participate in a semester-long project to observe an organization while applying many group communication principles, including conflict resolution, group dynamics, teambuilding, leadership, and diversity. In groups of five, the students select any organization, agency, or department on campus or in…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Student Projects, Small Group Instruction, Conflict Resolution
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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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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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Scharp, Kristina M.; Sanders, Matthew L. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Course: Qualitative Research Methods. Objectives: To provide students with an experiential understanding of the six steps to conducting a thematic analysis: (1) gaining familiarity with the data, (2) creating coding categories or subcategories, (3) generating themes, (4) reviewing themes, (5) labeling themes, and (6) identifying exemplars. To help…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Qualitative Research, Class Activities, Experiential Learning