An Illustrated Guide to Human Communication
Douglas M. Fraleigh |
Joseph S. Tuman |
Katherine L. Adams |
Let's Communicate, along with Speak Up, sets itself apart by offering its audience illustrations that can be used as a pedagogical medium. Research has shown that illustrations enhance student learning and improve content retention. Due to the connection that must be drawn between the text and images, students continuously process the information and thus, recall more information.
The authors drew on the following psychologists, artists, and philosophers to formulate a unique theoretical framework behind the purpose of the illustrations. You can learn more in the Instructor's Manual for Let's Communicate, which includes further illustration-based activities and talking points that you can use in the classroom.
Kenneth Burke, A Rhetoric of Motives (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1950), 21.
Carney, R.N. & Levin, J.R. Educational Psychology Review (2002) 14: 5. doi:10.1023/A:1013176309260.
Daniel Clowes, Ice Haven (New York: Pantheon, 2005), 4.
Scott McCloud, Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art (New York: Harper, 1992), 36.