Making connections to the workplace: situating technical communications assignments within professional practice

  title={Making connections to the workplace: situating technical communications assignments within professional practice},
  author={M. Paretti},
  journal={IPCC 2005. Proceedings. International Professional Communication Conference, 2005.},
  • M. Paretti
  • Published 2005 in
    IPCC 2005. Proceedings. International…
This paper draws on research in both technical communication and education to describe a problem-based learning approach to engineering design courses that more authentically engages students in the practice of communicating with specific audiences for specific purposes. By developing a learner-centered classroom in which faculty serve as mentor-managers rather than repositories of knowledge, instructors can develop communication tasks that more closely reflect the way texts function in the… CONTINUE READING

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