Silent Partners: Developing a Critical Understanding of Community Partners in Technical Communication Service-Learning Pedagogies

Amy C Kimme-Hea, Rachael Wendler Shah

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Abstract

Although many technical communication teachers and programs integrate some form of service-learning pedagogy, there is a dearth of technical communication research on the silent partners of these projects: the community partners. Drawing upon research data from 14 former community partners of professional writing service-learning courses, the authors suggest that understanding community partners own self-defined stakes in service-learning projects can challenge hyperpragmatist representations of community partners and aid us in the continued creation, management, and critical evaluation of service-learning pedagogies and curricula.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-66
Number of pages19
JournalTechnical Communication Quarterly
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2016

Keywords

  • Community partners
  • pedagogy
  • service learning
  • stakeholders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Communication

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