Instructional and Developmental Communication
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Instructional and Developmental Communication is concerned with both communication related to any learning environment and communication which transpires across the life span.
The division has the dual goals of promoting the study of communication variables and theory in the instructional process (such as teacher-student interaction, instructional technology, optimal methods of information dissemination) and to promote the study of communication as a developmental phenomenon across the complete life span.
Division members actively research everything from the influence of television upon children and the development of communication in childhood to relational predictors of elderly life-satisfaction and grandparent-grandchildren relationships.