Abstract: The article clarifies the concept communication style and analyzes in brief the basic research approaches to learning with a focus on the two main traditions in its conceptualization – the first one treating the communication as a projection of the repetitive behavioral patterns, typical for the person; and the other, treating the construct as a derivative of stable personal traits. As a result of the detailed review of empirical research in educational context the usefulness of the construct communication style in study of the spectrum of professional competences (one of which is the social-communicative competence) of the teacher is outlined as an important factor for organization and implementation of effective teaching and instruction. In addition the essence of the concept is discussed through the comparison to other commonly used pedagogical terms like teacher style of leadership, teaching and instructional style.
Key words: teacher communication style, student, learning and personal growth, interpersonal relationships
Rhetoric and Communications E-journal, Issue 17, April 2015, rhetoric.bg/, journal.rhetoric.bg, ISSN 1314-4464