Negotiating With Learners

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This research paper focuses primarily on the area 'Negotiating with Learners', and aims to:-

  • Define negotiation
  • Explore how negotiation can impact the Learning Environment
  • Identify how negotiation can be used with Learners
  • Identify different methods of negotiation in the Learning Environment
  • Discuss whether negotiating with learners may offer added value to the provision, delivery and receipt of their education

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: Negotiating with Learners

Wilson (2008, pp. 220) identifies negotiation as "one of the keys to effective communication [through the act of] … [f]inding out why learners want to do something (or not), and establishing compromise … [to reach] a more favourable environment". Negotiation is therefore part of the foundations of communication, but is also a key component in ensuring that effective communication takes place.

Effective communication typically identified as the use of appropriate and clear language that uses tone and expression to convey information and understanding to the recipient. Further research (Wilson, 2008; Gravells & Simpson, 2009) identifies that technical terminology...


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

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