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Iliadis, Andrew; Liao, Tony; Pedersen, Isabel; Han, Jing – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2021
Machines produce and operate using complex systems of metadata that need to be catalogued, sorted, and processed. Many students lack the experience with metadata and sufficient knowledge about it to understand it as part of their data literacy skills. This paper describes an educational and interactive database activity designed for teaching…
Descriptors: Metadata, Databases, Learning Activities, Undergraduate Students
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Chorley, Sarah K. – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2021
Exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy techniques offer unique opportunities for comprehensive management of public speaking anxiety in the online public speaking classroom beyond exposure to only the speech-giving act itself. This best practices article outlines nontraditional strategies for incorporating ERP practices in a…
Descriptors: Therapy, Best Practices, Public Speaking, Anxiety
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Clemens, Cody M.; Robinson, Tomeka M. – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2021
The onset of COVID-19 left people feeling unsettled, confused, and afraid of what tomorrow may hold. As university professors specializing in health communication, we too were left with these same feelings. As health communication scholars, we focus on issues surrounding illness, risk, crisis, care, health inequities, and wellness. COVID-19 is a…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Caring, Best Practices
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Lawless, Brandi; Chen, Yea-Wen – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic (in conjunction with the Black Lives Matter Movement) exposed pervasive inequities, challenges, and opportunities to explore and implement "best" pedagogical practices to improve how we address social justice issues. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic intensified intergenerational gaps for the already vulnerable,…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Equal Education, Social Bias
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Stengel, Mitchell; Nolan, Leah; Donnick, David; Skym, Wesley; Wright, Anna M. – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2019
Instructional discussion is a teaching method used in many classrooms across grade levels. In fact, the Common Core State Standards promote the use of instructional discussion in secondary classrooms (Common Core State Standards Initiative, 2018a). Students, however, are not always taught best practices for engaging in a discussion and may feel…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, High School Students, Classroom Communication, Teaching Methods
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Ruiz-Mesa, Kristina; Hunter, Karla M. – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2019
Effective facilitation of classroom dialogue can stimulate open discussion and debate, challenge students to consider diverse perspectives, and promote critical student reflection and growth. Unfortunately, some instructors may be hesitant to approach controversial topics, for fear of losing face or risking chaos in the classroom. By learning and…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Dialogs (Language), Introductory Courses, College Instruction
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Meluch, Andrea L.; Gettings, Patricia E. – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2019
Analyzing case studies is a useful way to assist students in drawing connections between organizational communication concepts and real-world experiences. As faculty members who teach organizational communication, we regularly use case study pedagogy. Case study pedagogy provides a rich narrative through which complex organizational communication…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Organizational Communication, College Instruction
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Proszek, James M. – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2019
Introductory communication courses are an invaluable resource for improving students' abilities to speak confidently, passionately, and persuasively, while also inspiring them to become more engaged citizens. However, digital media present new opportunities and challenges for designing courses that are relevant to students' personal and…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Speech Instruction, Best Practices, Media Literacy
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Lauricella, Sharon – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2019
This Best Practices article outlines 10 tips relative to teaching a course in Nonviolent Communication (NVC). It outlines suggestions for readings, activities, and projects throughout a semester-long undergraduate course. The article addresses how students can learn both the theory and practice of nonviolence by means of readings and activities…
Descriptors: Peace, Communication Strategies, Undergraduate Students, Best Practices
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Gilchrist-Petty, Eletra – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2018
As a general education requirement, basic communication course instructors are afforded the unique opportunity to reach a variety of students. Because many students often are enrolled in the basic communication course out of necessity, student amotivation can transform what should be a dynamic and interactive classroom experience into a daunting…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Best Practices, Introductory Courses, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Weismann, Kimberly M.; VanHorn, Shannon Borke; Paxman, Christina G. – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2018
This article draws on existing communication research and praxes to share the best practices for retaining students enrolled in the introductory public speaking course. Among the many important pedagogical practices that communication scholars have documented, this article highlights the value of 10 best practices: instructor use of immediacy and…
Descriptors: Best Practices, School Holding Power, Public Speaking, College Students
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Broeckelman-Post, Melissa A.; Ruiz-Mesa, Kristina – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2018
Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA) are often the first college instructors that new students meet when they arrive for their first day of class, and as instructors and as students, GTAs are the future of the discipline. As such, GTAs need to receive comprehensive training in a variety of pedagogical, procedural, and professional areas to help…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Training
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Sanford, Amy Aldridge – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2018
Communication courses (e.g., intercultural communication and gender communication) dedicated to the promotion of social justice often result in students' raised consciousness regarding privilege and the oppression of people who have been marginalized historically. Affected students, however, often are at a loss about what to do with the newly…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Social Justice, Activism, Intercultural Communication
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Munz, Elizabeth A.; Gatchet, Roger Davis; Meier, Matthew R. – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2018
This best practices article endorses incorporating service-learning into the foundational public speaking course. The article explains connections between service-learning and the rhetorical tradition, highlights pedagogical approaches that would benefit from a service-learning component, and discusses the benefits of service-learning for…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Public Speaking, Rhetoric, Best Practices