ERIC Number: ED218610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
"Effective Listening": Curriculum Guide, High School.
Intended for use with secondary school students, a course on effective listening has material for an 18-week course to meet daily for a minimum of 45 minutes. The objectives are to build an awareness of the factors that will affect listening ability and to build the kind of aural experiences that can produce good listening habits. An integral part of the course is the use of outside speakers who come into the classroom and present a wide variety of topics and visual experiences and who challenge the students in their listening behavior and habits. The first unit, "What is Listening," provides a definition of listening. The second unit, "The Selective Process," builds an awareness of the factors that affect one's listening efficiency. The third unit, "Hearing," provides an understanding of the physiology of the human ear. The fourth unit, "Attending To," provides students with the basic skills concepts which can help them to improve their listening abilities. The course concludes with the fifth unit, "Understanding and Remembering," which offers students a variety of activities for engaging in listening experiences. (Each unit is accompanied by suggested activities, guest speakers, audiovisual materials, and content readings.) (HOD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English Spring Conference (1st, Minneapolis, MN, April 15-17, 1982).