ERIC Number: ED259405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct-19
Reference Count: 0
Their Success is Your Success: Teach Them to Listen.
Swanson, Charles H.
The techniques for effective listening can be identified by the acronym PAT, which stands for three sets of techniques--physical, attitude, and thinking. Four kinds of physical techniques promote effective listening: appropriate eye contact and normal blinking rate, facial feedback, appropriate body language, and appropriate verbal feedback. Two attitudes of the effective listener are selfishness, l.e., there must be something in this for me personally, and a lack of avoidance, while thinking strategies for effective listening involve being aware of nonverbal cues, studying organizational patterns of the communication delivered, and taking notes. Finally, a monitoring scale can provide feedback to students about their listening performance. (Appendixes contain references, a bibliography, and tables showing (1) listening skill use and listening skill instruction, and (2) the amount of time teachers spend teaching and students spend listening.) (EL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the West Virginia Community College Association (Charleston, WV, October 19, 1984).