Carol E. Steger
Office: 103 Ferguson Building
M.A., Communication Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.A., Education, Ball State University, IN
B.S., Education, Mansfield University, PA
- Relational Communication
- Conflict Management
- Community Building
- Communication and Democracy, Justice, Social Change
- Ethics in Communication
- Experiential Teaching
- Teaching as a Spiritual Act
- CST-105 Introduction to Communication
- CST-207 Relational Communication
I'd rather see a [lecture] than hear one.
For me, teaching is as much about the heart as it is about the mind. It's as much about loving both my subject and my students, and about knowing who I am as it is about my knowledge of the subject and of teaching techniques. Especially when it comes to teaching a communication course, it's more about my living the subject with my students in and out of the classroom to the best of my ability than it is about anything I could possibly say in a lecture. It's about never forgetting that all students are also teachers and all teachers are also students.
Teachers are revolutionaries, insurgents, liberators as they [invite] people to become better than they thought they could be .
- R. Hart (1986, February), p. 6. Sex, Drugs, Rock'n Roll and Speech: Why We're in Tucson.
Teaching is about helping students to discover and use their inherent potential.
- Emmett Fox
Teaching is more about helping students learn how to think than what to think.
Tell me and I'll listen. Show me and I'll understand. Involve me and I'll learn .
- Lakota Indian saying
Most of all, teaching is about inviting students to experience the subject as a way of learning - to actually live it so that it becomes an intrinsic part of their very being.
Jovanovic, S., Steger, C., Symonds, S. & Nelson, D. (2007). Promoting Deliberative Democracy Through Dialogue: Communication Contributions to a Grassroots Movement for Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation. In L. R. Frey & K. M. Carragee (Eds.), Communication Activism: Communication for Social Change, (Vol. 1, pp. 67-108). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press .
Steger, C. E. (2005). A Call for Dialogue: Greensboro, North Carolina's Opportunity to Move Toward Wholeness. Greensboro, NC: University Printing and Graphics, UNCG