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ERIC Number: EJ1121147
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0363-4523
Forum: Interpersonal Communication in Instructional Settings: What Role Should Interpersonal Communication Play (Or Not) in Instructional Communication Research: A Response to the Forum Essays
Sellnow, Deanna D.
Communication Education, v66 n1 p125-127 2017
In 1938, Dewey wrote "Mankind likes to think in terms of extreme opposites." In this response to the FORUM essays, Deanna Sellnow writes that she heard Dewey's words as she read the authors' struggle with the either-or question regarding the role of interpersonal communication in instructional research. She argues that this is not an either-or question at all, and the problem that need to be rectified rests with the outcome measures of much of the research focused on interpersonal constructs in instructional settings. She advances her argument by focusing on what instructional communication is, an assessment of the essays included in this forum, how interpersonal communication-based instructional research foci ought to be adjusted to truly advance instructional communication research, and a call for future research in instructional communication that will place it where it belongs not only in classroom settings, but also in the world beyond the academy. [Other essays in this Forum include the following: (1) FORUM: Interpersonal Communication in Instructional Settings: The Instructor-Student Relationship as an Alternative Form of Superior-Subordinate Relationship (Scott A. Myers), see EJ1121090; (2) FORUM: Interpersonal Communication in Instructional Settings: Interpersonal Communication Research in Instructional Contexts: A Dyadic Approach (Alan K. Goodboy, Deborah A. Kashy), see EJ1121093; (3) FORUM: Interpersonal Communication in Instructional Settings: A Cautious Approach to Reliance on Interpersonal Communication Frameworks: The Importance of Context in Instructional Communication Research (Zac D. Johnson, Sara LaBelle, Jennifer H. Waldeck), see EJ1121095; (4) FORUM: Interpersonal Communication in Instructional Settings: The Interplay between Interpersonal Communication and Instructional Communication (Narissra Maria Punyanunt-Carter, and V. Santiago Arias), see EJ1121087; (5) FORUM: Interpersonal Communication in Instructional Settings: Raising New Questions and Restoring our Focus on Authentic Student Learning (Derek R. Lane), see EJ1121117; and (6) FORUM: Interpersonal Communication in Instructional Settings: Improving Situational Awareness for Instructional Communication Research: A Forum Response (Scott Titsworth), see EJ1121131.]
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