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|The Johari Window model
Effective learning is facilitated by good interpersonal communication. The Johari window model focuses on the balance of these exchanges between the parties.
Area I is the information that you and I both share and is called the arena.
Self-disclosure is being yourself; recognising and owning your opinions, values and feelings; understanding that these are no more valid than anyone else’s.
Feedback is about getting to know other people’s “map of the world” – their opinions, values experiences, expectations etc.
Effective relationships occur if there is a fair balance between self-disclosure and feedback.