1st Edition

Communication in Instruction Beyond Traditional Classroom Settings

Edited By Deanna D. Sellnow, Timothy L. Sellnow Copyright 2021
    106 Pages
    by Routledge

    106 Pages
    by Routledge

    Communication in Instruction: Beyond Traditional Classroom Settings explores the various challenges we face when trying to teach others in various contexts beyond traditional classroom settings, as well as the possible strategies for overcoming them.

    Instructional communication is a research field that focuses on the role communication plays in instructing others. Although many resources focus on effectively instructional communication strategies within a traditional classroom setting, this book expands the scope to include diverse settings where instructional communication also occurs (e.g., risk and crisis situations, health care contexts, business settings), as well as new directions where instructional communication research and practice are (or ought to be) headed.

    Whether we are trying to teach a youngster to ride a bike, to help a friend evaluate the claims made on an advertisement, or to conduct a safety drill with colleagues in the workplace, we are engaging in instructional communication. If we want to do so effectively, however, we need to equip ourselves with best practice tools and strategies for doing so. That is what this book is intended to do. In it, you will read about how to teach advocacy to health care practitioners, guide others to become socialised in a new workplace setting, employ strategies for teaching digital media literacy to nondigital natives, and use artificial intelligence (AI) and robots when instructing and engaging strategies for instruction around socially relevant issues such as religion, politics, and violence. Together, they point to some of the ways instructional communication scholarship may be used to explore and inform best practices across communication contexts.

    The chapters in this book were originally published in Communication Education.

    Introduction: Communication and instruction beyond the traditional classroom, Deanna Sellnow and Timothy Sellnow

    1. Spewing nonsense [or not]: communication competence and socialization in optics and photonics workplaces

    Kelly Norris Martin, Amy L. Housley Gaffney, Anne E. Leak, Jes Nelson, Alexandria T. Cervantes, Katherine Louise Gardener, Brandon L. Clark and Benjamin M. Zwickl

    2. Teaching advocacy communication to pediatric residents: the efficacy of applied improvisational theater (AIT) as an instructional tool

    Krista1 Hoffmann-Longtin, Jason M. Organ, Jill V. Helphinstine, Deanna R. Reinoso, Zachary S. Morgan and Elizabeth Weinstein

    3. Fake news, phishing, and fraud: a call for research on digital media literacy education beyond the classroom

    Nicole M. Lee

    4. A new research agenda: instructional practices of activists mobilizing for science

    Meghnaa Tallapragada

    5. I, teacher: using artificial intelligence (AI) and social robots in communication and instruction

    Chad Edwards, Autumn Edwards, Patric R. Spence and Xialing Lin

    6. Bridging campus and community: religion and violence as expansive and socially relevant communication research

    Sean M. Horan and Courtney N. Wright

    7. Health communication as an instructional communication context beyond the classroom

    Teresa L. Thompson

    8. Response to special issue on communication and instruction beyond the traditional classroom

    Matthew W. Seeger

    9. A Call For A Pedagogy Of Empathy

    Carolyn Calloway-Thomas

    10. Riddles, mysteries, and enigmas: communication, teaching, and learning beyond the traditional classroom

    Deanna P. Dannels


    Deanna D. Sellnow and Timothy L. Sellnow are Professors of Strategic Communication in the Nicholson School of Communication and Media at the University of Central Florida. Collectively, their research focuses on health, risk, crisis, instructional communication, and the intersection among them. They have published in numerous books and articles in regional, national, and international journals, as well as conducted and presented research in myriad countries around the world.