Communication Professors Create Compilation of Instructional Tactics

Aug. 6, 2012


Did you know that students remember 50 percent of what they see and hear, but 90 percent of what they do? Active learning is a critical approach to education, and Teaching Communication Creatively provides more than 30 lesson plans to help teachers can tap into this concept.

Drs. Faith and William Mullen teach an array of graduate and undergraduate communication courses at Liberty University. They understand the difficulty of crafting an interactive learning experience in the classroom.

“In the years we have been teaching, we have worked hard to make our class material interesting, applicable and relevant to our students,” shares Faith Mullen.  “After making use of many of these ideas [from Teaching Communication Creatively] in our classes, we found that students enjoy class more and learn more when they become actively involved with the course material.”

The Mullens and a collection of over 20 Communication professors across America contributed to Teaching Communication Creatively, a one-of-a-kind contemplation of lesson plans and instructional tactics. The book is available now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

About the Authors

Faith Mullen has a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  She is a Professor at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. where she is also the Director of the Communication Studies Graduate Program.

William L. Mullen has a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is a Professor at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., where he is also the chairman of the Department of Communication Studies.  He teaches a variety of communication courses including a Graduate Communication Education course.


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