Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning

2012 Edition
| Editors: Norbert M. Seel

Communication and Learning in the Context of Instructional Design

  • Philip GriséEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1428-6_153



Learning may take place through self-discovery, by accident, through observation, by reading, or through communication with another individual. This description focuses on purposeful teaching/training of an individual or group, using principles of instructional design. Learning is the purposeful adoption of an organism’s behavior to its environment based upon insight gained from encounters with the environment directly or communication that provided the insight.

Somewhere between the two fields of communication and learning lies a blend, an opportunity for the creative, entertaining stimuli of communication theory to merge with teaching/training materials to offer to learners instructional tools that are at once both rigorous and pleasurable. The result is a measurable outcome where one knows that learning/training took place effectively and efficiently, while at the same time the learner/trainee comes away from the event with a...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The College of Communication and Information StudiesFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA