Making communication matter: Integrating instruction, projects and assignments to teach writing and design

William T. Riddell, Jennifer Courtney, Eric Constans, Kevin Dahm, Roberta Harvey, Paris Von Lockette

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An integrated technical writing and design course has been developed at Rowan University. This course was developed using aspects of project-based learning and recent discussions about design education, as well as pedagogical approaches from the write-to-learn and the writing in the disciplines (WID) movements. The result is a course where the writing and design instruction are highly integrated, resulting in improvements in both technical writing and engineering design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-31
Number of pages31
JournalAdvances in Engineering Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Engineering(all)

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