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What is the importance of studying communication theory?

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Posted June 12, 2013 at 1:55 AM via web

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What is the importance of studying communication theory?

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Lorraine Caplan | College Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

Posted June 12, 2013 at 1:59 PM (Answer #1)

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Communication theory gives us a conceptual framework with which to study and improve our own communication skills and those of others.  Communication is central in our lives, in school, at work, and in our personal activities and relationships.  Theories help us to assess how we communicate with others and help us to understand what goes awry in communication, for example, how we block or interfere with communication or how others might block or interfere.  Insight into how people communicate with one another, one to one or in groups, is powerful!

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