being updated for F '16

Group Research Project: Nonverbal Intelligence for the 21st Century:




Group’s goal:  To present, defend & instruct their classmates about the group's choice in answer to this core question:  “What’s the most important NV skill (for someone to be able to encode as well as decode ) in the contemporary world?”



Activity’s rationale: Intensive research into NV as a distinct realm of Communication has been going on only for several decades -- which is surprising since NV coding actually constitutes the original means (primal) which humans have used to communicate. This means that in the contemporary, 21st century world, our use of nonverbal communication retains some of its primal/natural/innate origins, but these days we often require training or awareness-building in order to fully perceive, understand, & utilize these somewhat buried nonverbal instincts. 



End Product: a 25-30 minute presentation in which the group click for list of groups & presentation dates page to be updated

… explains the significance of their chosen item

… provides argumentation [ including supporting source citations ] as to why their chosen item qualifies as the MOST important NV skill for the 21st century

… leads the class through an activity/exercise designed to build that skill.  (or at the very least, to increase awareness of the skill)

… submits to the professor: < all of these are due in hard copy form just prior to giving the presentation >

             (1) a presentation outline –

             (2) a Bibliography –

             (3) (if applicable) slide print out/screen shot of key visuals –[can use:  6 slides per page/ "handout" function]

             (4) (if applicable) a copy of any handout being distributed to the class



How to Get to the End Product: Each group will figure this out for itself. There will be some class time allotted for groups to meet & plan but it is expected that group members will need to be in contact outside of class as well.







S '15 Teams:          
presentation date Workshop topic area Team's advance prep. assignment for the audience
TEAM W     EXAMPLES OF TOPICS CHOSEN IN THE PAST: Appearance / Attire / Accessories
picking up on Social/Emotional cues
Facial Expressions: going beyond the gender stereotypes
Context & (co) culture
Come in with an open mind!
TEAM X Adam C.
Jack B.
Stephen M.
Tom Z.
Nahleen T.

Anthony C.
 Chris W.
Jennifer D.
Derek J.
Brendan D.
  5/4        3rd day UNDERSTANDING FACIAL EXPRESSIONS [speech independent universality]  
TEAM Z Matt Z.
Kelly P.
Joey S.
Alex P.



*** last updated 7/20/16