Communication skills

Last modified: 12.05.2015

Center for Undervisningsudvikling og Digitale Medier, Arts, Aarhus Universitet. (2014a). Retrieved December 15, 2014, from
//This link refers to a web resource developed at Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University. The Study Metro is a study tool for students offering concrete advice, inspiration and exercises for writing assignments, literature searches and study-related working methods.

Center for Undervisningsudvikling og Digitale Medier, Arts, Aarhus Universitet. (2014b). Retrieved December, 15, 2014, from
//The Faculty Metro is a web resource on teaching and supervision with the purpose of sharing and developing learning oriented teaching practices. It contains descriptions of good practices materials, instructions and tasks for students tools, examples, videos and literature references by and for lecturers.

Aitchison, C., Kamler, B., & Lee, A. (2010). Publishing pedagogies for the doctorate and beyond / edited by Claire Aitchison, Barbara Kamler, and Alison Lee. London : Routledge).
//explores the challenges and benefits of supporting publishing, by providing new ways to increase research publication in a pedagogical good way.

Bean, John C. (1996). Engaging Ideas – The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom. San Francisco, Jossey-Bass Publishers.
//Makes a compelling argument for including writing in every discipline to foster critical thinking and improve communication.

Greene, J. O., & Burleson, B. R. (2003). Handbook of communication and social interaction skills / edited by John O. Greene and Brant R. Burleson Mahwah, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates.
//A broad, comprehensive treatment of work on social interaction skills and skill acquisition. The chapters are organized into five major units: general theoretical and methodological issues; fundamental interaction skills; function-focused skills; management of personal relationships; and skills used in varied venues of public and professional life (managing leading, teaching). There are reviews of research in each area and emphasis on empirically supported strategies for developing and enhancing specific skills.

Kamler, B., & Thomson, P. (2006). Helping doctoral students write: Pedagogies for supervision London : Routledge.
//This may be a book aimed at supervisors of doctoral candidates never the less it is useful to others keen to help their students in the process of writing. The pedagogical approach developed in this book is based on the notion of writing as a social practice and allows supervisors to think of the writer as novices who need to learn new ways with words as they enter the discursive practices of scholarly communities.

Lindsay, D.(2011). Scientific writing = thinking in words.(2011). Choice Reviews Online, 49(01), 49-49-0230-49-0230.

//instructive reading on how to communication science research easier.