Teaching Intercultural Rhetoric and Technical Communication: Theories, Curriculum, Pedagogies and Practice, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Teaching Intercultural Rhetoric and Technical Communication

Theories, Curriculum, Pedagogies and Practice, 1st Edition

By Barry Thatcher, Kirk St. Amant, Charles H Sides


282 pages

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In today's integrated global economy, technical communicators often collaborate in international production teams, work with experts in overseas subject matter, or coordinate documentation for the international release of products. Working effectively in such situations requires technical communicators to acquire a specialized knowledge of culture and communication. This book provides readers with the information needed to integrate aspects of intercultural communication into different educational settings.

Table of Contents


Thinking Globally, Teaching Locally: Understanding the Changing Nature of Technical Communication in an Age of Globalization Kirk St.Amant

SECTION I Teaching Approaches: Introducing Intercultural Communication to Classroom Situations

CHAPTER 1. An Integrated Framework for Teaching International Communication Yvonne Cleary

CHAPTER 2. Seeing Difference: Teaching Intercultural Communication through Visual Rhetoric Charles Kostelnick

CHAPTER 3. Technical Communication in India: Through the Lens of Intercultural Rhetoric Poornima Padmanabhan

CHAPTER 4. Globalizing the Technical Communications Classroom: Killing Two Birds with One Stone Emily A. Thrush and Angela Thevenot

SECTION II Curricular Perspectives: Designing and Developing Courses and Programs in Intercultural Communication

CHAPTER 5. Incorporating “Shock and Aha!” into Curriculum Design: Internationalizing Technical Communication Courses Shelley L. Smith and Victoria M. Mikelonis

CHAPTER 6. Teaching Technical Communication to American Students in a Study-Abroad Program Deborah C. Andrews and Brent Henze

CHAPTER 7. Global Revisions: (Re)Thinking the Future of Technical and Professional Communication Competencies James Melton

CHAPTER 8. Teaching Technical Communication in France: Challenges and Prospects Dacia Dressen-Hammouda

CHAPTER 9. Teaching Technical Communication in India Makarand (Mak) Pandit

SECTION III Connecting Instruction to Professional Practices: Merging the Workplace with the Classroom

CHAPTER 10. Between the Lines: Reading Contextually in the International Internship Lyn F. Gattis

CHAPTER 11. ISO Standards and Cross-Cultural Communication: Materials for Teachers Thomas L. Warren

CHAPTER 12. Technical Communication in Israel: Training for the Bleeding Edge Leah Guren

CHAPTER 13. An Overview of Technical Communication Education in New Zealand Richard Draper


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health