2. LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this topic, you should be able to:
Identify important elements in the
Describe four models of communication;
Explain the significance of the roles of signs,
symbols, and metaphors to meaning and
3. information is transmitted from a source
through a channel to a receiver
the encoding and decoding of information is
of primary importance
Noise is interference on the channel or
media through which the information is
4. contact = medium of communication
code = the language
5. We write guided by our ideas, beliefs, and motivations
as we write, we explore, discover and learn.
The information we produce triggers us to start thinking of
These new ideas influence our beliefs, and so the
exploration cycle begins again.
6. a person needs to be actively engaged in the
process of knowing,
the fact that we know more than we can say and
that we often say more than we realise.
A person discovers meaning in an experience
the person writes a text to express and convey
the meaning he had gained from the experience.
Someone else reads the text in another context (for
instance, by the beach) and derives meaning from it.