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Finseth, Carly – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2015
When games are approached as a pedagogical methodology, the homologies between games and technical communication are highlighted: pedagogy that teaches people to play and succeed within certain confines; classroom assessment that provides meaningful feedback to encourage self-improvement; instructional design that incorporates gaming theory and…
Descriptors: Technical Writing, Introductory Courses, Game Theory, Teaching Methods
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Cardenas, Diana L. – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2012
Community-based projects immerse technical writing students in intercultural communication, addressing local needs and shaping documents in human terms. Students at a South Texas university work to establish communication with clients in a city-county health department to create effective documents and disseminate family health legislation. To…
Descriptors: Technical Writing, Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness, Problem Solving