This book examines how to communicate information effectively to students, and considers how strong communication skills can support children and maximize learning.

What is Communication and Learning?

What is communication and learning?

This chapter:

  • introduces issues regarding communication and learning
  • suggests that the leap from the informal style of home to the formal one of school is too great for children to manage successfully
  • suggests that communication is taken for granted, like breathing – we do it without conscious thought
  • considers evidence which points to a need to give communication more attention within learning situations

What is Communication?

Communication is a complicated process that demands putting together information from many sources, and expressing thoughts with clarity and relevant content, according to established conventions, and an awareness of our conduct through the reactions of others to what we say and do. Government policies emphasise delivering the curriculum and neglect teacher understanding about how to organise ...

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