“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place” – George Bernard Shaw

Our students gain a sense of what we think about them from how we communicate. Young people are influenced by the way in which adults relate to the and positive relationships develop from positive communication skills. Schools encourage and support students in many ways – through the use of rewards and certificates, for example – but one of the most powerful and sometimes least understood forms of encouragement is in the feedback adults give to students which can affect their self-esteem (Long, 2005). Find out how you can diversify you communication strategies using the communication resources from the Learning and Teaching Toolbox

Resources from the Toolbox

See below for resources to assist with communication

The L&T Toolbox provides practical examples for how teaching staff can further enhance their courses using evidence based approaches and activities. The items in the Toolbox have been separated into six categories; Explaining, Responding, Motivation, Engaging, Supporting and Communicating. Targeting specific areas, these resources are aimed at reinforcing RMIT’s vision for student centred learning and empower you to deliver on this promise.

Created in collaboration with experienced learning designers, media producers and senior learning and teaching stakeholders, this toolkit offers a tailored and targeted series of resources. Adoption of the tips and techniques suggested in these resources will help increase student satisfaction by engaging the cohort with opportunities to connect with their instructors and content in diverse ways.

Whilst being bite-sized, these activities deliver a large impact on the student experience and move us towards ensuring our students remain actively engaged throughout their learning journey.