How is communication relevant to sustainability?

Dialogue, enabling people to understand the key factors of their physical, social, economic and political environment and their interdependence so that rising problems can be solved competently. Since Aristotle, scholars have fought over 'vertical' (dominant) and 'horizontal' (democratic) models. Communication by deļ¬nition incorporates feedback. Information does not. Hence, communication is the transmission belt between information dissemination and action planning.

Key questions for this area

If you are teaching or studying communications, or are looking to add content to your unit, the following are key questions that you should be able to answer and/or consider:

  • What are the various forms or methods of communication?
  •  What is the best communication method to use when dealing with:
    • business and industry
    • community
    • individuals
  • What are the challenges associated with communicating?

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