Layered Literacies: A Theoretical Frame for Technical Communication Pedagogy

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This article proposes a theoretical frame for technical communication peda- gogy based on six layered literacies: basic, rhetorical, social, technological, ethical, and critical. The layered literacies frame advocates diverse instruction in technical communication programs, ranging from the ancient art of rhetoric to the most contemporary of technologies, from basic reading and writing skills to ethical and critical situational analyses. The article also suggests how the frame can be applied to a program of study or individual course in order to establish teaching objectives; develop course and lesson activities; and assess pedagogical materials, students, and programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-29
Number of pages25
JournalInternational Journal of Phytoremediation
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2002


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