Inception: Beginning a New Conversation about Communication Pedagogy and Scholarship

Deanna P. Dannels, Ann Darling, Deanna L. Fassett, Jeff Kerssen-Griep, Derek Lane, Timothy P. Mottet, Keith Nainby, Deanna Sellnow

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Drawing on past pedagogical and scholarly lines of inquiry, this article advances—in a dialogic form—several questions for future research and practice in areas of communication, teaching, and learning. The dialogic form of this article offers a metamessage, inviting colleagues to consider creative approaches to inquiry and collaboration in the 21st century. The ideas and questions presented in this essay serve to push the field beyond disciplinary silos, advance research and pedagogy about teaching and learning, and offer thought-provoking insight into what scholars and practitioners who explore communication, teaching, and learning can contribute to those inside and outside of our discipline.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)366-382
Number of pages17
JournalCommunication Education
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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© 2014, © 2014 National Communication Association.


  • Agenda Setting for Communication Pedagogy and Practice
  • Communication Pedagogy
  • Communication and Learning
  • New Directions for Communication Inquiry
  • Teaching Communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Education
  • Language and Linguistics


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