Topic 1 Definition

Communication is the ability of humans to share their opinions, ideas, information, and emotions to each other. It is the process of sending and receiving information and messages either in face-to-face interaction or electronically. Through communication interpersonal relationships with colleagues, friends or family members are established and modified.

What we classify as ‘good’ or ‘effective’ communication depends on the context. When you are presenting in front of a class or group, you will use different strategies than when you are facilitating a group discussion, or speaking to a student one-to-one.

Communication is key in front of a group or class:

Successful teaching is generally considered to require only 50% knowledge to 50% communication skills!