ERIC Number: ED366026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Theoretical and Practical Approaches to Teaching Listening: Using the Watson-Barker Listening Test To Validate Levels of Learning in the Classroom.
Watt, Willis M.
A study investigated whether listening effectiveness could be improved by completing a college listening class. Volunteer subjects, 14 males and 14 females enrolled in a 3-hour, 16-week college listening course for undergraduate or graduate students at a medium-sized midwestern university, were given the video version of the Watson-Barker Listening Test as pre- and posttests. Results indicated that: (1) participation in a listening course improved listening behavior; (2) gender did not affect overall ability to listen effectively; and (3) more education had a positive effect on listening skill. Twenty-one tables of data are included. (Contains 12 references.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Watson Barker Listening Test
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (79th, Miami Beach, FL, November 18-21, 1993).