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Edmondson, Vickie Cox; Edmondson, Brandy S.; Perry, Tonya B. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: This unit activity is suited for upper-level college courses on persuasion, intercultural communication, diversity, leadership, social justice, civil discourse, argumentation, debate, and political communication. Objectives: After completing this unit, learners should be able to: improve their capacity to examine arguments; enhance their…
Descriptors: Activism, Student Empowerment, African Americans, College Students
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Strawser, Michael G. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: This activity could be used in courses where persuasion, dialogue, and communication ethics are primary. Thus, a communication ethics course, or course units where students discuss ethics, would be appropriate. For instance, even a human communication course could use this activity to describe ethical treatment of "the other" or…
Descriptors: Ethics, Cooperation, Professional Associations, Class Activities
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Riforgiate, Sarah E. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Play provides an opportunity for students to learn information and concepts in an active format while facilitating different ways of learning. This puzzle activity is designed to increase student engagement, leverage different learning styles, help students make connections in communication theories, and enhance memory of important communication…
Descriptors: Puzzles, Teamwork, Communication (Thought Transfer), Active Learning
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Mou-Danha, Seseer; Yakubova, Muhabbat; Vosen Callens, Melissa – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Public Speaking, Advanced Public Speaking, Capstone Courses. Objective: This activity is designed to help students identify different components of an elevator speech and assemble elevator speeches highlighting their strengths. The activity ultimately increases students' sense of self-competence.
Descriptors: Self Esteem, College Instruction, College Students, Public Speaking
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Barrett, Ashley K.; Murphy, Melissa – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Organizational Communication, Small Group Communication, Organizational Decision-making, and Communication Technology. Objective: The objectives of this activity are twofold: (1) to engage students in the practice of small-group decision making bounded by temporal, situational, and cognitive constraints; and (2) to demonstrate how these…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Participative Decision Making, Logical Thinking, Group Activities
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Anderson, Lindsey B. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Research Methods, Qualitative Research Methods, Ethnography. Objectives: The aims of this class exercise are: (1) To define an autoethnographic approach to communication research; (2) To understand autoethnography as both a research process and product; (3) To emphasize the varied forms of autoethnographic research and writing; (4) To…
Descriptors: Communication Research, Ethnography, Courses, Research Methodology
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Stein, Kevin A.; Barton, Matthew H. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Course: Online or mediated communication courses. Objectives: The purpose of this activity is to provide students with a more engaging way of immersing themselves in the course material through an interactive "Easter egg" syllabus. An Easter egg is an "undocumented function hidden in software … [they are] secret 'goodies' … used in…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Blended Learning, Audio Equipment, Video Technology
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Berry, Marcia – Communication Teacher, 2018
Courses: Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication, Introduction to Communication Studies, Business Communication. Objectives: The goal for this activity is not only to provide students with an understanding of their initial, derived, and terminal credibility when relating a personal, edifying story but also to…
Descriptors: Credibility, Perspective Taking, Teaching Methods, Audience Awareness
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Daws, Laura Beth – Communication Teacher, 2018
Courses: This activity will work in any face-to-face communication lecture course. Objectives: By the end of the semester in a face-to-face lecture class, every student will have engaged in verbal discussion.
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Conventional Instruction, Teaching Methods, Student Participation
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Dubisar, Abby M.; Hunt, Kathleen P. – Communication Teacher, 2018
Courses: Rhetorical Criticism, Composition, Environmental Communication. Objectives: This unit activity, for which students view a documentary to identify and evaluate persuasive ethos and then create their own rhetorical messages for reducing food waste, serves as a platform for teaching both the critique and practice of rhetoric, as well as…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Rhetorical Criticism, Writing (Composition), Wastes
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Waisanen, Don – Communication Teacher, 2018
Courses: Public speaking; communication courses requiring speeches. Objective: Students will learn how to apply humor principles to speeches through a slideshow method supportive of this goal, and to become more discerning about the possibilities and pitfalls of humorous communication.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Humor, Public Speaking, Communication Skills
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Cruger, Katherine M. – Communication Teacher, 2018
This article explores the potential of challenge-based learning (CBL) for feminist pedagogy. In a qualitative case study of an introductory mass communication and social theory course, students were more likely to indicate sophisticated, intersectional understandings of course concepts following the CBL project. Before the CBL project, students…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Introductory Courses
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Wieland, Stacey M. B. – Communication Teacher, 2018
Courses: Organizational Communication, Advanced Organizational Communication, Organizing Work, Management/Organizational History. Objectives: This activity will help students to understand major shifts in the organization of work and creatively represent changing work structures and practices. An optional follow-up assignment is included. A…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Expression, Work Environment, Performance Technology
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Waymer, Damion; Brown, Kenon A.; Baker, Kimberly; Fears, Lillie – Communication Teacher, 2018
We interviewed racially/ethnically diverse, early career public relations practitioners. By asking participants to reflect on their collegiate social and educational development, we unearth contributing factors to these individuals' success both in college and in their professions to date. Respondents desired much more in-school training and…
Descriptors: Socialization, Career Development, Public Relations, Undergraduate Study
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Rubenking, Bridget; Dodd, Melissa – Communication Teacher, 2018
Previous research suggests that undergraduate research methods students doubt the utility of course content and experience math and research anxiety. Research also suggests involving students in hands-on, applied research activities, although empirical data on the scope and nature of these activities are lacking. This study compared academic…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Projects, Lecture Method, Undergraduate Students
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