Instruction in the Basic Communication Course
Recent developments in media studies research suggest ways basic course curricula may be inappropriately biased toward written mediation and the forms of cognition writing engenders. This paper explores the media-cognition relationship to argue for teaching oral communication from a different perspective.
First, the concept of "ways of thinking" reveals some ways media inherently affect communication. Then parallels between the new "vid-oral" media and the pre-literate oralist tradition suggest foundations for a speech-based basic course.
Haynes, W. Lance
"Beyond Writing: A Case for a Speech-Based Basic Course in a Vid-Oral World,"
Basic Communication Course Annual: Vol. 2
, Article 10.
Available at: http://ecommons.udayton.edu/bcca/vol2/iss1/10