Foundations and Innovations in Technical and Professional Communication Series
Copublished with the WAC Clearinghouse
Winner 2022 CCCC Best Original Collection of Essays in Technical or Scientific Communication
Drawn from quantitative and qualitative work of practitioners in the field, this edited collection provides an update to Staples and Ornatowski's influential Foundations of Teaching Technical Communication (1997). The collection is organized around the broad themes of expanding pedagogy, shaping curriculum, incorporating technology, and engaging community. In each section, authors illustrate their experiences with teaching in the university technical communication classroom, addressing topics such as rethinking the role of internships, redesigning student learning outcomes for assessment practices, incorporating ethics into the technical communication classroom, using visual communication in community context, and engaging plain language. These sixteen chapters, taken as a whole or individually, provide readers with insights and examples into teaching technical communication in the 21st century.
This book is also available as an open access ebook through the WAC Clearinghouse.