Perspectives on listening

Author: Andrew D. Wolvin
Publisher: Ablex Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 9780893918798
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book provides listening researchers, educators, and practitioners with an analysis of listening behavior from current perspectives developed by scholars concerned with the way humans process oral messages. The chapters offer a useful base for applying what the authors know about the complexities of listening to improving listening skills in personal relationships, academic, work, and social settings. Contributors from communication, education, psychology, reading, audiology, and learning skills fields offer their perspectives on how we can understand listening, extending our present theoretical base into exciting new dimensions.

Technologies of Power

Author: Majid Tehranian
Publisher: Ablex Pub
ISBN:
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Within a comparative, theoretical and global network, this volume focuses on the impact of information technologies on the prospects for democratic development. It deals with the hopes as well as the fears for democracy and development that have emerged out of the current technological revolution in information and communication. The volume argues that information technologies have historically played a dual and paradoxical role in political formations. Generally, the Big Media (the national press, broadcasting and mainframe computers) have served the centralizing forces, while the Small Media (the alternative press, small scale audio-video production and transmission facilities and increasingly personal computing networking) have provided the channel for community resistance and mobilization. The volume argues that the new information technologies, like the old, should be viewed neither as technologies of freedom nor of tyranny but primarily as technologies of power that lock into existing or emerging techno-structures of power.

Perspectives in Information Science

Author: H. Debons
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401177597
Format: PDF, ePub
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What is Information Science? What does a person do as an Information Scientist? The yearning for replies to these queries so far is unabated. Meanwhile those who have dedicated their interest to information ponder the possible answers and issues. It is not surprising to realize that man has always been interested in information - in producing it, in using it, in preserving it. But the past two or three decades have added new dimensions and new emphases in information studies. With the increase in the production and availability of knowledge, the need to understand more fully how to use it effectively has gathered greater momentum. During the same period the nature and incidence of crisis situ ations - whether public or private - has demanded greater depend ence on timely delivery of data to make decisions and undertake action. Moreover, there has been a harvest of vast and significant technological developments to accompany these changes in social and individual states. Information has gathered and continues to gather growing importance in the lives of individuals as well as nations.

Mass Media and American Foreign Policy

Author: Patrick O'Heffernan
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780893917296
Format: PDF
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Has the relationship between the media and international relations undergone a fundamental change since Bernard Cohen wrote the 1962 classic, The Press and Foreign Policy? Using data from three years of empirical research at the highest level of the U.S. foreign policy community, the author argues that it has changed, and that totally new theory in both communication and policymaking are needed to understand how nations interact in today's era of global media. Using survey data, in-depth interviews with former President Jimmy Carter and other senior policy officials, and case studies, the author offers a new model of media-influenced foreign policy based on his theory of interdependant mutual exploitation to explain the role of mass media in the foreign policy process.

Perspectives on Human animal Communication

Author: Emily Plec
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415640059
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Despite its inherent interdisciplinarity, the Communication discipline has remained an almost entirely anthropocentric enterprise. This book represents early and prominent forays into the subject of human-animal communication from a Communication Studies perspective, an effort that brings a discipline too long defined by that fallacy of division, human or nonhuman, into conversation with animal studies, biosemiotics, and environmental communication, as well as other recent intellectual and activist movements for reconceptualizing relationships and interactions in the biosphere. This book is a much-needed point of entry for future scholarship on animal-human communication, as well as the whole range of communication possibilities among the more-than-human world. It offers a groundbreaking transformation of higher education by charting new directions for communication research, policy formation, and personal and professional practices involving animals.

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology Third Edition

Author: Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466658894
Format: PDF, Docs
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"This 10-volume compilation of authoritative, research-based articles contributed by thousands of researchers and experts from all over the world emphasized modern issues and the presentation of potential opportunities, prospective solutions, and future directions in the field of information science and technology"--Provided by publisher.

Studies and Global Perspectives of Second Language Teaching and Learning

Author: John W. Schwieter, PhD
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1623962129
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book explores theories and pedagogies in the L2 classroom that have led to an understanding of how nonnative languages are taught and learned. Featuring a diverse set of perspectives from researchers and language educators from around the globe, this book highlights important theoretical and practical underpinnings of the L2 classroom—discussions on what has worked and why. Some examples of these topics include: online and nonverbal communication, peace literacy, learning behaviors, highimpact practices, pragmatic awareness, study abroad, implicit and explicit teaching, motivation, and more. One mission of this book is to appreciate a diverse array of L2 teaching practices with sound theoretical underpinnings and universal implications for L2 classrooms. The chapter contributions are the result of an open call for studies that highlight practical innovative approaches in L2 teaching and learning and expand the avenues of exploration available within their theoretical frameworks. More specifically, the call for proposals sought to gather a diverse set of perspectives from researchers and language educators from various parts of the world in order to provide practical and thoughtprovoking insight on innovative approaches to L2 teaching. As such, the studies in this book all share a common goal that demonstrates the applicability of L2 teaching practices across languages, cultures, and regions. The book is intended to act as a valuable reference for language educators, practitioners, specialists, and anyone studying or wishing to gain an overview of successful teaching practices and learning nuances in the L2 classroom that cross all languages, cultures, and regions.

Case Studies in Organizational Communication Ethical Perspectives and Practices

Author: Steve Kent May
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412983096
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Second Edition of Case Studies in Organizational Communication: Ethical Perspectives and Practices, by Dr. Steve May, integrates ethical theory and practice to help strengthen readers' awareness, judgment, and action in organizations by exploring ethical dilemmas in a diverse range of well-known business cases.

Public Communication in the European Union

Author: Chiara Valentini
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443818771
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This book is a collection of essays that analyse and discuss EU information and communication policies and activities towards, with, by different publics developed both by the EU institutions at the European, national and local levels and by public organizations and civil society actors. Throughout six thematic parts, the authors examine from different theoretical perspectives (political communication, journalism, public relations and public diplomacy, political science, and cultural studies) and reflect on what it means for the European Union to communicate in multi-national and multi-cultural settings. The originality and strength of this book stand on the capacity to discuss EU communication policies, strategies and actions in their diverse features and, at the same time, to have a clear general picture of the role and function that communication has within the European Union’s governance. The combination of different theoretical frameworks with the latest empirical research findings makes this book a fresh and fascinated collection of insights of what the European Union can achieve with strategic communications.

Perspectives on Practice and Meaning in Mathematics and Science Classrooms

Author: D. Clarke
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792369394
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A team of researchers centred at the University of Melbourne, each with particular areas of expertise, contributed their analyses of a shared collection of videotape, interview, and documentary data. The result is a variegated picture of science and mathematics classrooms that challenges a research tradition that converges on the truth. In this book, we surround you with different images of the classroom. It is hoped that some will address issues of interest, some will confirm beliefs you have long held, some will challenge these same beliefs, and some may surprise you. The resulting account should appeal to educational researchers, research students, and practitioners with an interest in optimising the effectiveness of classrooms as environments for learning.