The book we use in this class: Communication Pathways By: Joseph M. Valenzano III, Melissa A. Broeckelman-Post, Erin S. Parcell
PTP 4 – Dialogic Communication / Chapter 4
Instructions: After reading the textbook chapter, answer the prompts below. To receive full credit, each response should be written as a complete paragraph (5-7 sentences in length) and incorporate key concepts and vocabulary from the textbook. Save the file to your computer, and then upload a copy to Canvas to submit your responses. Be prepared to share some of your thoughts during our class discussion.
1. What is the difference between dialogue, monologue, and debate? Explain and give an example of each of these three types of interaction.
2.Watch Sarah Steimel’s Ted Talk about Invitational Rhetoric at this link:
What is invitational rhetoric? What are the similarities and differences between dialogic communication and invitational rhetoric?
3. We often use “you” statements instead of “I” statements, which can escalate conflicts and make conversations seem much more accusatory or defensive than they should. Think back to conversations that you have had over the last few days and list four “you” statements that either you or your conversation partner used in those conversations. Under each of those four statements, write an “I” statement that might have been more appropriate to use in that conversation.