Communication In The Learning Environment

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This research paper focuses primarily on the area of 'Communication', and aims to:-

  • Define communication and communication barriers
  • Identify what communication barriers can exist in the learning environment, and how these can be addressed
  • Identify different methods of addressing communication barriers in the learning environment
  • Explore how the use appropriate techniques can reduce the risk of communication barriers in the subject area
  • Discuss how communication can be further developed into the subject area

Investigation is made into each of the above areas in order to provide an overview of the topic itself, and discuss ways in which this may be implemented in the education sector so that the benefits may be achieved without negative impact on either teaching or learning. Evaluation of the results of the research attempts to indicate methods that can be implemented to achieve a positive result, and identify actual tools that can be used by teachers and tutors in the learning environment.

Target Audience

This research paper is primarily targeted at teachers and tutors in the Adult and Community sector of Adult Education, although it holds definite points of interest to Further and Higher Education lecturers, assessors and curriculum managers in all areas.

Extract: Communication In The Learning Environment

Communication is commonly defined as the process of passing information from one individual to another, which is confirmed by Gravells and Simpson (2009, pp. 71) who state that "[c]ommunication is a means of passing on information from one person to another" and add that "it can be verbal, non-verbal or written". Wilson (2008, pp. 103) expands this definition by adding that "[c]ommunication is the art of passing a message … the person receiving that message must understand it, and be able to respond to it, usually by sending another message".

This is formalised in definition by Answers Corporation (2009), who define communication as "[t]he exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, signals, writing, or behavio[u]r … [and] [t]he art and technique of using words effectively to...


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Price, J. [Teesside Silversmith] (2009) Negotiating with Learners [Online] Available: Accessed:

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