Teaching Attribution Theory

Communication Teacher

Dr. John A. McArthur, Assistant Professor in the Knight School of Communication, had an article published in the January 2011 issue of Communication Teacher. The article, “What Happened? Teaching Attribution Theory through ambiguous prompts,” describes an interactive teaching activity to assist with instruction of the attribution theory in communication and other social science courses. The article includes step-by-step instructions for engaging a class in the activity and assessing their learning.

Communication Teacher, one of the flagship journals of the National Communication Association (NCA), is a national peer-reviewed journal that promotes quality practices in the communication classroom across grade and institutional levels. More information about the journal can be found on its website: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/rcmt


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