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Considine, Jennifer R. – Communication Teacher, 2013
This article describes an activity in which upon completion of this semester-long project, students should be able to: analyze and reflect upon their own communication behaviors in a group setting, and explain the importance of examining actual communication practices as opposed to retrospective self-report of communication practices. This project…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Audio Equipment, Communications, Web Sites
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Sjoberg, Lisa M.; Ahlfeldt, Stephanie L. – Communication Teacher, 2010
Information literacy programs focus on teaching students how to conduct effective research. Perhaps even more important is that they teach students how to critically evaluate the information they find. Engaging students in a significant information literacy unit helps them realize the value of the research process and the limitations of relying…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Research Skills, Introductory Courses, Public Speaking
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Zhang, Shuangyue; Merolla, Andy J. – Communication Teacher, 2007
One of the major purposes of many intercultural communication textbooks is to help students recognize, accept, and appreciate cultural differences. However, one often lacks the necessary motivation to get to know and learn about individuals of a different cultural heritage. Thus, misunderstanding, stereotyping, prejudice, or even racism may…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Intercultural Communication, Friendship, Cultural Differences
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McBride, M. Chad – Communication Teacher, 2006
Group cohesiveness is a topic addressed in most small group communication texts and courses and is often defined as the degree of attraction members feel towards one another, the degree of loyalty within a group, or the "groupness" felt among members. Further, groups which are cohesive tend to be happier and more productive. When working on…
Descriptors: Assignments, Group Unity, Ethics, Group Dynamics