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Competition, Community, and Educational Growth

Contemporary Perspectives on Competitive Speech and Debate

Kristopher Copeland and Garret L. Castleberry

Competition, Community, and Educational Growth: Contemporary Perspectives on Competitive Speech and Debate is an up-to-date text providing informed academic thought concerning the impact of forensics. Its primary focus is to demonstrate how the forensic activity allows students to actively engage and learn outside the classroom. Specifically, Competition, Community, and Educational Growth focuses on how students educationally grow through the activity. The book frames methods and pedagogy as best practices to provide educational growth for students and explicitly connect learning outcomes for students. Coming from the perspective of higher educational instructors, the book provides insight beyond the high school experience. Competition, Community, and Educational Growth examines contemporary perspectives on competitive speech and debate theory, experience, and methods of instruction.

Acknowledgements – Introduction – Ameena Amdahl-Mason/Priya Kapoor: Forensics’ Impact on Lived Experience of Millennials: A Phenomenological Inquiry – Garret L. Castleberry/Stephanie Schartel Dunn: Narrative Ethnographies of Cultural Change and Coaching Challenges in High-Turnover Programs – Steven K. Farias/C.Kyle Rudick/Josh Hamzehee: The Road to Critical Consciousness Is Paved with Smelly Socks: Travel Time as a Site of Torpification in Forensics – Luis M. Andrade/Jon Bruschke: Interrogating Traditionally White Curriculum and White Savior Coaches in Debate – Amorette Hinderaker: Comprehensive Forensic Programs: A Holistic Approach – Daniel E. Schabot: Using Mentorship to Develop a Positive Debate Team Culture – Connie McKee/Heather Goheen: The Travel Agent, the Accountant, and the Paper Pusher: What Is a Speech Coach? – Laura Jacobi: Passing the Torch: Coaching Future Coaches in the Contemporary World of Forensics – Kevin Minch: Exploring Virtue Ethics Through Contemporary Speech Activities – Scott Jensen: Embracing the Dichotomy: Balancing Competitive and Educational Goals Within Forensic Program Management – Kendrea James: Competition and Community-Building in Forensics – Ben Walker: The Value of Dissenting Opinion in Collegiate Individual Events Pedagogy – Caitlyn Burford: The Global Warming Impact: How Forensic Pedagogy Can Reinforce "Just Sustainability" – Kristopher Copeland: Forensics as an Application of Small Group Interaction – Stephen Llano: Forensics as Practice – Aaron Duncan/Abbie M. Syrek: Spreading the Forensic Gospel to Create Community: Targeting Traditional and Non-traditional Populations for Involvement in Forensics – Ruth J. Beerman/Shavonne R. Shorter: Meeting Students Where They Are: Using Social Justice as a Call for Participation – Tomeka Robinson/Sean Allen: Substantive Discourse and Pedagogy: Fostering Conversations About Race/Ethnicity, Sex/Gender, and Social Class Within Forensics – Chad Kuyper: Forensics as Culture: Navigation and Assimilation – Anthony Woodall/Shawna Blake: Soul Sharing: Forensics as a Cultivator of Empathy and Worldview Development – Jeffery Gentry: Preserving Freedom of Speech and Forensics: Alternative Formats in Performance Communication – Christopher J. Fenner: Enhancing Institutional Awareness: The Value of a Strategic Communication Plan for Program Growth and Development – Scott Jensen/Gina Jensen: Telling the Story of Team: Forensic Program Management That Builds Enduring Identity and Community – About the Editors – About the Contributors.