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Invitational Rhetoric: An Engaged Pedagogy For Technical Communication, Linford Odartey Lamptey Jan 2018

Invitational Rhetoric: An Engaged Pedagogy For Technical Communication, Linford Odartey Lamptey

Dissertations, Master's Theses and Master's Reports

Many scholars have advocated a breakdown of teachers' authority while agitating for students’ voice and freedom in the classroom. They have proposed several theories to this effect. In this paper, I reflect on how principles of invitational rhetoric, engaged pedagogy and critical pedagogy operate in teaching a technical communicating class. It is to find out how these tend to support or otherwise students’ voices, engagement and agency. To reflect, I adopted and adapted the principles of invitational rhetoric, engaged, and critical pedagogy to topics in technical communication. My reflections reveal that the successful applications of theories cannot be guaranteed. We ...