Lesson/Unit Plans and Activities
Giving students an opportunity to do group work in a Public Speaking course allows for an exchange of ideas from various points of view. This activity based on Persuasive Speech can further the students understanding of the assignment in a safe collective.
Working as a team develops strong foundations from which to build a powerful argument based not only on value but factual claims. The outcome of this group activity encourages the steps of building a problem/solution organizational pattern presentation.
The hope of this assessment is to scaffold into a solo presentation building from what the learner has employed from their group dynamic experience.
Damgen, Carol and Damgen, Carol L., "Providing Clear Directions and Explanations" (2020). Q2S Enhancing Pedagogy. 202.