ERIC Number: ED188277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
Integrating Interpersonal and Small Group Oral Communication Skills into the Technical Writing Course.
Goldstein, Jone Rymer
By adopting methods for teaching oral communication skills in conjunction with writing, instructors can help students become more competent technical communicators. Dyadic skills in interpersonal communication and small group discussion are the highest priority of the technical writing curriculum and can be taught through a team writing project. Students can thus experience genuine dialogue that is related to their writing and can explore interaction with each other through the composing process. The instructor must turn the direction of each team over to its members but must intervene to enhance the group process, counsel students on interpersonal development, and supervise the task progress and the team composing. (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Technical Communication Conference (27th, St. Louis Park, MN, May 14-17, 1980).