This article discusses approaches to teaching organizational communication in departments of speech communication. This paper argues that the primary goal in most organizational communication courses at the undergraduate level is actually the development of communication competencies. There are a number of teaching strategies used in the teaching of the basic course in organizational communication, ranging from lecture/discussion to experiential learning projects. Instructors have been particularly sensitive to criticism for the need to connect the classroom to the workplace. Instructional exercises are used to examine the role of human interaction in organizational life. Some of the most frequently used exercise strategies are independent studies, role playing and case studies, simulations, direct observation, video-taping and oral presentations.
Applbaum, R. L. (1998). Approaches to teaching organizational communication. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 27(2), 119–125.