ERIC Number: ED416554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Mar-19
Reciprocal Listening with and from the Heart in the Electronic Classroom.
In a recent survey of 200 college freshmen, 97% said they learn best by listening. Electronics and technology are excellent instructional supplements, but when they become the means of instruction, the instructors lose heart in relationship listening. Research indicates that "perceived caring" on the part of the students in regard to the instructor enhances the students' attitudes toward the class and their perception of what they learn. The considerations of the classroom setting or context for relationship listening include: (1) lighting (so students can see the instructor); (2) distance/space ("personal space" for students); (3) levels (lecture classroom should be on a single level); (4) axis (directional relationships of instructor/students and student/students); and (5) artifacts (furniture, Projection screens and podiums should not clutter teaching space). and objects). The greatest advantage that a dynamic instructor in the classroom has over all other instructional media and methods is human interaction and reciprocal caring expressed through relationship listening. (Contains five notes; a sample interview survey is appended.) (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of The International Listening Association (19th, Kansas City, MO, March 19-21, 1998).