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ERIC Number: ED279001
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Echoing Fishbowl or How to Get Kids to Listen.
Blume, Delorys
Montana English Journal, v7 n1 p15-21 Fall 1983
Focusing on the difficulties primary teachers often encounter when trying to get their students to listen, this article presents two exercises that have proved effective in improving students' listening skills. The first exercise, "The Echoing Fishbowl," provides children with attentive listening experience by putting them in a situation in which, to be allowed to express their views, they must first listen to the previous speaker well enough to repeat the main ideas conveyed. The second exercise, "An Experiment in Communication," gives students concrete experience of one-way and two-way communication. It involves dividing students into pairs and having each student take a turn as both the giver and the follower of directions. The article details the procedures, evaluation, and materials needed for each exercise and emphasizes that, to teach listening skills effectively, instructors must first become good listeners themselves. (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A