Effective group discussion

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Wm.C. Brown, 1989 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 369 pages
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"Communication Skills of an Ideal Discussant" indicates the author's belief that discussion is a skill and it can be communicated and learned: Covers types, processes, purposes, preparations, organizing, functions, special techniques, and "observing and evaluating". Read full review

Contents

The Small Group
22
Standards for an Ideal Discussion
32
The Members of the Group
42
Purpose Setting
64
The Communication Process
90
The Complete Communicative
99
The Language of Discussion
110
Disruptions from Language Choices
116
Types of Nonverbal Signals
144
Throughput Processes
157
Leadership in Small Groups
188
Conflict in the Small Group
226
Small Group Outputs
257
Group Problem Solving
274
Group Discussion
299
Regulating ProblemSolving
316

Improving Communication by Organizing
123
Records of Meetings
129
Nonverbal Signals in Small
136
Group Discussions
332
Author Index
359
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