Not only will students be speaking this term – they will also be listening. What makes a good listener?
Listening is an inherent companion to the other literacy skills of reading, writing, speaking, and viewing. Listening involves the sender, the receiver, and the message. A student is engaged in critical thinking while actively listening. An effective listener demonstrates the ability to identify and manage barriers to listening (e.g. noise, speaker credibility, and environmental distractions).
- Listen for information and understanding
- Listen for interpretation, analysis, and evaluation
- Listen to establish, maintain, and enhance relationships