Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning

2012 Edition
| Editors: Norbert M. Seel

Communication and Learning in the Context of Instructional Design

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

Synonyms

Definition

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...

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.

References

  1. Briggs, L. J. (1979). Handbook of the procedures for the design of instruction (Monograph #4). Pittsburgh: American Institutes for Research.Google Scholar
  2. Capra, F. (1996). The Web of Life. New York: Doubleday.Google Scholar
  3. Dick, W., & Cary, L. (1990). The systematic design of instruction (3rd ed.). New York: Harper Collins.Google Scholar
  4. Gagné, R. M. (1985). Conditions of learning. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.Google Scholar
  5. Kaufman, R., & Grisé, P. J. (1995). Auditing your educational strategic plan. Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press. http://grise.wordpress.com.
  6. Keller, J. M. (1987). Development and use of the ARCS model of motivational design. Journal of Instructional Development, 10(3), 2–10. http://www.arcsmodel.com/.
  7. Senge, P. (2004). Presence: Human purpose and the field of the future. Cambridge, MA: The Society for Organizational Learning. http://www.solonline.org/PeterSenge/bio/.
  8. Viegas, J. (2010, Jan 10). Dolphins: Second smartest animals? (http://www.ibtimes.co.in/articles/20100108/dolphins-deserve-human-status-say-scientists.htm).
  9. Wheatley, M. (2006). Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

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