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G. Potamias1, A. Simou2

1National & Kapodestrian University of Athens (GREECE)
2University of Athens, Pedagogical Department of Primary Education (GREECE)
In the age of informatics innovation and technology, educational needs have become more and more demanding. Thus international social, political and economic changes create a series of challenges towards open societies and increasing demand for a sustainable life long learning educational system. In this context lifelong learning becomes crucial in the development of a modern day citizen. Furthermore the concept of education and transformation of knowledge through communicational activities has to be efficiently differentiated than normal academic standards. As presented in this paper communication in adult education is recognized as a complicated process that cannot only be channeled via verbal communication.
According to a series of researches, non verbal communication emerges as a positive factor in creating a successful and sustainable communicational context, as it represents the 95% of total human to human interaction and semiotic communication. Hence non verbal communication is the most important element of general human communication. As a result non verbal communication affects drastically pedagogical climate in an educational activity and signifies the success of a life long education learning environment. An adult educator is obliged to successfully cope with and efficiently use techniques and goals that develop non verbal educational communication.
In this paper non verbal communication is presented as a basic axis in life long education through research and bibliography. As a basic educational tool it should be developed as a power tool through conventional and interactive power tools. Successful communicational channels between educators and adult students create intrinsic educational activities and promote positive climate in class. Balanced semiotic communicative activities, both verbal and non verbal can enhance educational awareness and social interactivity between all members of a given educational context. In this paper non verbal communication is presented as an irreplaceable factor in promoting a sustainable and successful educational context.