So, I’m taking a class at UNT called Nonverbal Communication this semester, and we’ve just started a new project for which we have to either find existing photos or take our own photos that correspond to different prompts concerning various aspects of nonverbal communication. We then have to compile all of our photos into a board on Pinterest (or, in my case, into a personal blog) to show that we completed all of the activities for the project. For example, one of these prompts involves taking photos of the physical spaces in which we often find ourselves. These spaces can include a specific room in your home, your place of work, your car or one of your favorite hangout spots. Physical spaces, as well as personal and intercultural artifacts, the clothes you wear and the power of color are only a handful of the numerous elements that ultimately contribute to our collective understanding of nonverbal communication.
i really love projects like this because it allows for more hands-on exploration of and experience with nonverbal communication in everyday life, rather than relying solely on facts, figures and other information from a textbook. Plus, I get to troll around Denton and ask random people questions about their hair. That’s always fun. Needless to say, good times shall be had by all. Let’s get started!
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