ERIC Number: ED193722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Listening--A New Priority In Small Group Process?
Brack, Harold A.
Although listening is a major activity in small group communication, it has received minimal attention. Examination of several books and journals reveals a very sparse treatment of the subject. More attention should be given to listening because it is a key factor in a democratic leadership style and requires different skills than does listening to a single speaker. Suggestions for students interested in learning more about listening in a small group can be made. The section on listening in "The Dynamics of Discussion" by D. C. Barnlund and F. S. Haiman should be made assigned reading. Listening actively, to the whole process, with an appreciation for the worth of each contribution rather than for the purpose of refutation are positive steps in the group listening process. (MKM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Small Group Communication
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (70th, New York, NY, November 13-16, 1980).