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Using The Personalized System Of Instruction (Psi) Model And The Forensic Laboratory To Modify And Improve The Basic Speech Course, Manda Hicks Apr 1997

Using The Personalized System Of Instruction (Psi) Model And The Forensic Laboratory To Modify And Improve The Basic Speech Course, Manda Hicks

Communication Studies Undergraduate Theses

The purpose of this paper is to develop a blueprint for modifying and improving the teaching of basic speech at the college level by applying methodologies used in college forensics coaching. Forensics coaching is too broad to serve as a model. Instead, one specific approach to Forensics coaching will serve as the paradigm for this research: the Personalized System of Instruction (PSI) model in the Forensic laboratory. Although both speech communication and competitive college forensics programs have existed side by side for decades, surprisingly little effort has been made to incorporate the successful forensics coaching strategies into the college speech ...


The Stakeholder Debate Of Pest Management Through The Eyes Of A Family Therapist , Michael Edward Mayhew Jan 1997

The Stakeholder Debate Of Pest Management Through The Eyes Of A Family Therapist , Michael Edward Mayhew

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the conflict within the pest management dialogue through the systemic and postmodern view of a family therapist. The research design and method of analysis was qualitative, more specifically, naturalistic. The stakeholders of pest management were identified through a pilot study and two heterogeneous focus groups were conducted for three sessions. The dialogue was cross-fertilized between groups in addition to reactions from a Reflecting Team of one of the groups. Responses and ideas were also generated and included from a focus group comprised of four corporate executives of a chemical manufacturing corporation. Three ...


Writing Instruction In Western Canadian Universities: A History Of Nation-Building And Professionalism , Kevin Alfred Brooks Jan 1997

Writing Instruction In Western Canadian Universities: A History Of Nation-Building And Professionalism , Kevin Alfred Brooks

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Writing instruction in western Canadian universities between 1908 and 1957 was seen as a necessary technology of nation-building and the proper jurisdiction of English departments. After 1957, specialization in western Canadian universities enabled English departments to claim literature as the proper disciplinary object of their field and exclude writing instruction from their jurisdiction. Only recently has writing instruction returned to western Canadian university curriculums, but not in any systematic fashion;This study challenges the standard account of writing instruction in Canada: that the traditional first-year literature and composition class favored literature at the expense or even exclusion of composition. This ...


Performance And Problematization In Rhetorical Culture: The Example Of Laurie Anderson , Kirstin Jean Cronn-Mills Jan 1997

Performance And Problematization In Rhetorical Culture: The Example Of Laurie Anderson , Kirstin Jean Cronn-Mills

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

I begin this study by developing a theory of performance useful for analyzing various artifacts. This version of performance studies incorporates insights from the rhetorical tradition, narrative theory, and visual theory;I combine these performance philosophies with the language theories of Michel Foucault to further develop an understanding of the energy of performance. Foucault's theory of problematization provides a framework for understanding how individual interpretations develop from the cultural context of the text at hand. Foucault's approach to language is postmodern: he acknowledges the social, situated, power-laden nature of our linguistic constructions. Foucault's analysis encourages an awareness ...