ERIC Number: ED221862
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Integration of Listening Skills as a Complement to Speaking Skills in the St. Joseph's College Core I Program.
Cappuccilli, Ralph M.
James Kinneavy's "Theory of Discourse," already being used as the model for the writing assignments in the curriculum at St. Joseph's College, can also be used as the model for listening and speaking assignments. This proposed project would incorporate the following four-step procedure: (1) determining what is necessary in preparing students to listen proficiently in terms of their previous knowledge, the kind of listening material to which they will be attending, their physiological states, their readiness and willingness to pay attention, and their intellectual commitment; (2) teaching students how to listen to selected lectures through prelistening, listening, and postlistening activities; (3) testing control and uncontrolled groups with questions based upon Kinneavy's model; and (4) presenting the test results to core curriculum faculty in a follow-up workshop. In addition to improving aural-oral skills, this program would serve to complement the students' writing and thinking skills because they would be applying this rhetorical processing as an ongoing and refining activity in their total learning process throughout all of the core curriculum. Teachers, too, would be motivated to hone and refine their own approaches to learning, teaching, and lecturing. (Appendixes chart the program.)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Kinneavy (James); Saint Josephs College IN
Note: Paper presented at the National Endowment for the Humanities/Beaver College Summer Institute for Writing in the Humanities (Glenside, PA, July 1982).