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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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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