LEARNING OUTCOMESBy the end of this topic, you should be able to: Identify important elements in the communication process; Describe four models of communication; and Explain the significance of the roles of signs, symbols, and metaphors to meaning and interpretation.
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 transmitted
contact = medium of communication code = the language
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 new ideas. These new ideas influence our beliefs, and so the exploration cycle begins again.
a person needs to be actively engaged in the process of knowing, “tacit dimension” 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 or context, 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.