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Rood, Craig – Communication Teacher, 2020
As a communication educator, the author's goal is to help students examine and understand how communication addresses--or, in this case, fails to address--public problems such as gun violence. Communication concepts can provide insight about America's bewildering debates about gun violence, and in turn, these debates can help illustrate and refine…
Descriptors: Weapons, Violence, Social Problems, Persuasive Discourse
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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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Phillips, Kaitlin E.; Forsythe, Katherine E. – Communication Teacher, 2020
Every time we join an organization, we go through the socialization process, which is often not as explicit as we might like. Although organizations often provide handbooks for role-related information, there is no such formal structure for cultural information. In order to understand the socialization process and the value it has for both the…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Teaching Methods, Socialization, Organizational Culture
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Bowe, Brian J.; Blom, Robin; Davenport, Lucinda D. – Communication Teacher, 2020
Although most higher education programs include a capstone course to culminate the student experience, program directors disagree on what the experience should look like. Updating previous research, this study examined the main goals, teaching methods, and subject areas covered in journalism and mass communication capstone courses. It also…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Mass Media, Capstone Experiences, Higher Education
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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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Pulos, Alexis – Communication Teacher, 2020
While a new medium can enhance communication access by bringing back small group structures or access to local communities, it can also turn communal events such as dining out or drinks with friends into antisocial experiences. The social impact of a medium on the human experience is in part why McLuhan (McLuhan M. [1964b]. Understanding media:…
Descriptors: Communications, Teaching Methods, Active Learning, Experiential Learning
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Yang, Yiyi – Communication Teacher, 2020
Courses: Undergraduate courses in interpersonal communication, nonverbal communication, relational communication, computer-mediated communication (CMC), and intercultural communication, as well as basic communication courses. Objectives: The purpose of this activity is twofold: (1) to demonstrate how nonverbal communication shapes content and…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, Visual Aids, Computer Mediated Communication, Intercultural Communication
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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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Adebayo, Comfort Tosin – Communication Teacher, 2020
The possession of a foreign accent constitutes one of the challenges international teaching assistants have to deal with in their encounters in U.S. classrooms. This challenge often impacts their perceived competence and effectiveness in the classroom. Consequently, undergraduate students usually have existing stereotypes about international…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Stereotypes, Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants
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Craig, Clay; Ngondo, Prisca S.; Devlin, Michael; Scharlach, Jennifer – Communication Teacher, 2020
Courses: Campaigns, Account Planning, Public Relations (PR), and any other strategic communication course where groups are assigned. Objectives: The purpose of this single-class escape-room activity is to increase students' ability to work in time-demanding group settings while utilizing unconventional methods to reinforce material covered in…
Descriptors: Public Relations, Communications, Group Dynamics, Learning Activities
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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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Parviz, Elnaz – Communication Teacher, 2020
Courses: Public speaking. Objective: This activity introduces and activates Monroe's Motivated Sequence.
Descriptors: Communications, Public Speaking, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods
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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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Huber, Aubrey A. – Communication Teacher, 2020
In this semester-long activity, I describe how to create a collaborative cabinet of curiosities that engages critical methods of inquiry as an alternative summative assignment. Courses: Communication Pedagogy, Gender and Communication, Performance Studies. Objective: The objective of this assignment is for students to identify and analyze how…
Descriptors: Communications, Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking
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Geraths, Cory – Communication Teacher, 2020
Courses: Public Speaking. Objectives: This unit aims to (1) illustrate the classical and contemporary utility of "ekphrasis" ("description") as a genre of civic communication; and (2) introduce students to essential skills in public speaking, including invention, arrangement, and, in particular, style
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Units of Study, Civics, Skill Development
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