Teaching Technical Communication Critical Issues for the Classroom

ISBN-10: 0312412045
ISBN-13: 9780312412043
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Book details

List price: $18.99
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 3/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 654
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Becoming User-Centered, Reflective Practitioners
Introducing Theoretical Approaches
Introduction
A Humanistic Rationale for Technical Writing
Complicating Technology: Interdisciplinary Method, the Burden of Comprehension, and the Ethical Space of the Technical Communicator
Myths about Instrumental Discourse: A Response to Robert R. Johnson
Johnson Responds
Additional Readings
Constructing A History of the Field
Introduction
The Case Against Defining Technical Writing
The Rise of Technical Writing Instruction in America
Gender, Technology, and the History of Technical Communication
The Social Perspective and Pedagogy in Technical Communication
Applied Theory
Researching the History of Technical Communication: Accessing and Analyzing Corporate Archives
Additional Readings
Laying A Foundation for Ethical Praxis
Introduction
From TheInstitutio Oratorio, Book XII, Chapter I QUINTILIAN
What's Practical about Technical Writing?
The Ethics of Teaching Ethics in Professional Communication: The Case of Engineering Publicity at MIT in the 1920s
Applied Theory
The Exercise of Critical Rhetorical Ethics
Additional Readings
Following User-Centered Design Practices
Introduction
What Is Information Design?
Advancing a Vision of Usability
Teaching Text Design
Applied Theory
The Rhetoric of Design: Implications for Corporate Intranets
Additional Readings
Learning on the Job
Introduction
Rethinking Genre from a Sociocognitive Perspective
Learning to Write Professionally: "Situated Learning" and the Transition from University to Professional Discourse
Pseudotransactionality, Activity Theory, and Professional Writing Instruction
Bridging the Workplace and the Academy: Teaching Professional Genres through Classroom-Workplace Collaborations
Applied Theory
Communicating Across Organizational Boundaries: A Challenge for Workplace Professionals
Additional Readings
Working Within and Across Cultures
Introduction
Learning Intercultural Communication Competence
Multicultural Issues in Technical Communication
Feminist Theory and the Redefinition of Technical Communication
Making Gender Visible: Extending Feminist Critiques of Technology to Technical Communication
Applied Theory
Illustrations in User Manuals: Preference and Effectiveness with Japanese and American Readers
Additional Readings
Writing and Working in Digital Environments
Introduction
Thinking Critically about Technological Literacy: Developing a Framework to Guide Computer Pedagogy in Technical Communication
Contexts for Faculty Professional Development in the Age of Electronic Writing and Communication
A Historical Look at Electronic Literacy: Implications for the Education of Technical Communicators
Applied Theory
Situated Learning in Cross-Functional Virtual Teams
Additional Readings
Looking to the Future
Introduction
Relocating the Value of Work: Technical Communication in a Post-Industrial Age
Educating Technical Communicators to Make Better Decisions
Teaching for Change, Vision, and Responsibility
Additional Readings
Annotated Bibliography of Pedagogical Work
Notes on the Authors
Note on the Editor
Index

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