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Call for Papers 2017: Communication and Instruction Interest Group

Thursday, May 19, 2016   (0 Comments)
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By Jo Anna Grant, Interest Group Chair

The Communication & Instruction Interest Group of WSCA seeks submissions for competitive research papers and program panels. We especially encourage, and will give stronger consideration to, submissions that highlight this year’s convention theme: “Centralizing Marginality, Marginalizing the Center.

Proposals for scholarship and creative activity submitted to the Communication & Instruction Interest Group should address topics in communication education (how we teach the discipline of communication), instructional communication (how we use communication in the process of teaching), and/or critical communication pedagogy (engaging the critical paradigm to address questions of power).

These research trajectories share a focus on the constitution of knowledge through communication; they also share a focus on the distinctive communication contexts that emerge, or are entailed by, learning situations. Therefore, proposals centering on the theme of Centralizing Marginality, Marginalizing the Center might explore, among other possibilities:

·       Centralizing Marginality, Marginalizing the Center in association-wide teaching styles, no matter the subject area

·       Centralizing Marginality, Marginalizing the Center in different delivery modes – online, hybrid, face-to-face

·       When/what to center, when/what to marginalize

·       Designing and implementing service learning experiences that include Centralizing Marginality, Marginalizing the Center

·       Centralizing Marginality, Marginalizing the Center in pedagogical methods or bodies of knowledge

·       Centralizing Marginality, Marginalizing the Center regarding classroom/ learning assessment

·       Centralizing Marginality, Marginalizing the Center while working with students (undergraduate and/or graduate) in classrooms, and/or while conducting research

·       How any one course, interpersonal, intercultural, organizational, small group, or public speaking (to name a few) utilizes Centralizing Marginality or Marginalizing the Center patterns and practices.

·       Critiquing our Centralizing  and Marginalizing practices

·       How distance education might benefit from Centralizing Marginality, Marginalizing the Center

·       Centralizing Marginality, Marginalizing the Center on issues of classroom management

·       How we might use Centralizing Marginality, Marginalizing the Center to address ethical dimensions of communication instruction

·       How we can use Centralizing Marginality, Marginalizing the Center to extend communication beyond the classroom

·       Making a Centralizing Marginality, Marginalizing the Center case for communication education as a study abroad experience

·       Centralizing Marginality, Marginalizing the Center in mentoring contexts (teacher/student, advising, peer)

·       Centralizing Marginality, Marginalizing the Center in the development of creative assignments

The interest group encourages research that integrates multiple disciplinary perspectives and multiple methodologies.

The Communication & Instruction Interest Group offers awards for Top Competitive Paper, Top Debut Paper and Top Student Paper. Please note if your competitive paper submission qualifies as a Debut Paper or a Student Paper when submitting.

All proposals must be received by 12:00 Midnight on Tuesday, September 1, 2016. Please send them to Jo Anna Grant at wsca.comm.and.instruction@gmail.com . For more information and instructions for submitting competitive papers, program proposals, and preconference panels and workshops, see the WSCA website (www.westcomm.org).

 


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