ERIC Number: ED228625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Listening Instruction: How It Improves College Reading.
McKibben, Mary Lou
In order to include listening training as part of a one credit, one-year study skills course, freshmen students in the college of basic studies of the University of Hartford (Connecticut) are given 12 weeks of listening exercises. The focus of each of the 12 weeks is as follows: Week 1--interviews about studying; Week 2--identifying good and poor listeners and rating self as a listener; Week 3--self analysis of listening strengths and weaknesses; Week 4-- listening and looking for voice, visual, and verbal cues; Week 5--listening problem checklist; Week 6--positive and negative listening responses; Week 7--attention habits log; Week 8--listening to 10 important people; Week 9--listening trouble-shooting; Week 10--an indepth analysis of a listening situation; Week 11--listening notebook analysis; and Week 12--listening to solve problems. Throughout the 12 weeks, students are asked to keep a listening notebook and to include all their responses in this format. After becoming aware of their listening problems, students define their goals operationally and specifically; monitor their attitudes, skills, and behaviors; and reward themselves for achieving their listening goals. (Appendixes include exercises for each of the 12 weeks and a selected listening bibliography intended for college reading/learning specialists). (HOD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Eastern Regional Conference of the International Reading Association (4th, Boston, MA, December 2-5, 1982).