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Art and Strategy of Service-Learning Presentations

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ISBN-10: 0534617549

ISBN-13: 9780534617547

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Rick Isaacson, Bruce Dorries, Kevin Brown, Jeff Saperstein

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This handbook is an invaluable resource for students taking a communication course with a service-learning component. It provides guidelines for connecting service-learning work with classroom concepts and advice for working effectively with agencies and organizations, and it offers model forms and sample speeches for students to utilize throughout the course.
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Book details

List price: $91.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 5/31/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792

Rick Isaacson is Internship and Service-Learning Director for the Department of Speech and Communication Studies at San Francisco State University. He teaches courses including, Persuasion, Speech for the Classroom Teacher, Rhetoric of the Media, and Group Discussion. His students have pursued service-learning activities in a variety of community agencies, including homeless shelters, convalescent homes, mediation centers, public health agencies and mentoring and literacy programs. He finds that volunteering often inspires the most compelling student speeches, essays, and journals, as community service dispels many preconceptions students bring to their service experience.

Service-Learning In Perspective
The Definition and Goals of Service-Learning
The Benefits of Service-Learning
A Natural Fit with Communication Studies
Service as a Career
Service-Learning Models
When Service-Learning is Optional
When Service-Learning is Required
Three Types of Service: Direct, Indirect, and Civic
Finding a Service Project Site
Achieving A Positive Service-Learning Experience
Matching Student Goals and Skills with a Service Agency
Aligning Service-Learning Goals with Agency Goals
Cultivating a Professional Attitude
The Steps to Gaining a Professional Attitude
Working with Diverse Populations
Common Student Questions
Designing Informative Service-Learning Presentations
Defining the Objectives of Informative Service-Learning Discourse
Audience Analysis
Organizing Information to Strengthen the Message
Writing Compelling Introductions. and Conclusions
Audio and Visual Aids
Designing Effective Persuasive Service-Learning Presentations
The Role of Theories and Methods of Persuasion
Resonance Theory
Inoculation Theory
Emotional Appeals
Burke's Pentad
Analyzing Audience Needs
Resourceful Evidence
Delivery and Nonverbal Communication
Issues for Debate and Discussion
Alternate Message Forums for Community Activism
Transactional Communication In Service Organizations
A Definition of Transactional Communication in Public Speech
Principles and Techniques for Successful Transactional Communications
Call To Service: Speaking as a Community Leader
Distinction Between Leader and Manager in Service Organizations
Advocating a National Service Agenda
Guidelines to Introduce a Featured Speaker
Presenting a Vision for Public Policy
Designing Media Messages For A Call To Community Service: Techniques From The Advertising World
The Rhetorical Analysis of the Service Campaign?
We Want Change?
Graphics and Logos for Service Organizations
Intercultural Communication In Service-Learning
Ethnocentrism and Cultural Pride
Beliefs, Attitudes, and Values
Cultural Patterns and Expectations
Verbal and Nonverbal Communication Across Cultures
General Advice and Discussion
Service-Learning Resources
Service-Learning Research Sources and Placement Opportunities
Service-Learning Resource Sites
Guidelines for Contacting the Service Agency
Student Journal Guidelines
Service-Learning Journal Guidelines
Guidelines for Student Evaluation of Service Experience
Community Placement Field Agreement
Supervisor Evaluation Form
Author Biographies