The field of communication was founded, in part, because of a need to make people better communicators. That meant teaching them how to communicate more effectively, whether it be in public settings or in private. Most of that teaching has happened within the classroom and many professionals have spent their lives instructing others on various aspects of communication. Yet, in all the 70 years or so that the field of communication has existed, very little integrated attention has been paid to the methods involved in teaching communication. While there have been journal articles on techniques, as well as classes on instruction in communication, there have been few attempts to integrate the many issues and concerns that face teachers. This book attempts to do that.
Theory, Research, and Methods