ERIC Number: ED264623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov-9
Reference Count: 0
Listening Competencies at the Secondary/Post-Secondary Level.
Coakley, Carolyn Gwynn
Competent listeners possess the knowledge and ability to listen, the positive attitudes and desire to listen, and the willingness to apply the ability and desire to listen. Having only one or two of these ingredients ensures ineffective listening. One common negative listening attitude is self-centeredness, as opposed to being other-oriented. The other-oriented listener has a genuine interest in others and acknowledges the other person's comments by asking open-ended questions that begin with what, who, when, where, and how. A second common negative listening attitude is disrespect, shown by sending impatient signals, sending superiority signals, interrupting, and so forth. Teachers should engage students in a number of activities that encourage positive listening attitudes and listening competency. Such activities have been incorporated into Maryland's Listening Curriculum Framework--a curriculum to help students to understand and use the stages of the listening process, to listen for a variety of purposes, and to develop a positive attitude toward listening. (A compilation of listening skills/behaviors and sample activities from the Maryland Listening Framework are appended.) (HOD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (71st, Denver, CO, November 7-10, 1985).