James Gregory and Christina Van Houten will lead discussion on service learning and technical communication; in this seminar, we’ll also open up our discussion to issues of case studies, portfolios, and pseudotransactionality.
Required Reading includes:
- Chris Ritter’s TechSTYLE post: http://techstyle.lmc.gatech.edu/?p=3841
- Ann M. Blakeslee, “Bridging the Workplace and the Academy: Teaching Professional Genres through Classroom-Workplace Collaborations” in Teaching Technical Communication, 348-71.
- David Alan Sapp and Robin Crabtree, “A Laboratory in Citizenship: Service Learning in the Technical Communication Classroom” in Technical Communication Quarterly (2002).
- Clay Spinuzzi, “Pseudotransactionality, Active Theory, and Professional Writing Insstruction” in Teaching Technical Communication, 337-47.
- Catherine Matthews and Beverly Zimmerman, “Integrating Service Learning and Technical Communication: Benefits and Challenges” in Technical Communication Quarterly (1999).