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Reducing Anxiety While Boosting Creativity: Lessons From The Progymnasmata, Bryan Blankfield Feb 2019

Reducing Anxiety While Boosting Creativity: Lessons From The Progymnasmata, Bryan Blankfield

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The fear of public speaking is a widely shared among individuals. This can be difficult to overcome when students are assigned several large, heavily-weighted speeches with few opportunities to become acclimated to standing in front of an audience. Several times throughout the semester students are assigned a 2–3 minute long speech inspired by the progymnasmata (a series of rhetorical exercises from Ancient Greece). The speeches vary widely from presenting a fable to impersonating an individual.


Critically Thinking About Real-World Content And Practices: The Theory Show & Tell, Erika Engstrom Feb 2019

Critically Thinking About Real-World Content And Practices: The Theory Show & Tell, Erika Engstrom

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Analytical and communication skills list high on employers’ priorities. Beyond assessing comprehension through exams and research papers, this project requires, pilot research using content analysis, in-class presentation, short-form synthesis of findings.


Reality In The Classroom: Teaching Critical Thinking With Scenarios, Timothy T. Self Feb 2019

Reality In The Classroom: Teaching Critical Thinking With Scenarios, Timothy T. Self

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One of the challenges for hospitality educators is to develop critical thinking skills in the future leaders of the industry. It is often thought that students will develop this skill as a by product of course work, but research indicates that it must be explicitly taught.