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Using Active Listening Skills to Enhance Learning

 

The teacherís use of active listening skills can be as important to effective teaching as other communication skills such as explaining and asking questions.

 

Used well, active listening skills can assist you in:

 

> Getting an accurate picture of your studentsí understanding

 

> Developing good relationships with students

 

> Enabling students to express and articulate their thoughts fully and thereby to improve their learning

 

This session invites participants to:

 

> Practise active listening skills

 

> Review their current use of these skills in their teaching

 

> To explore how they could develop and use these skills further, both with groups and one-to-one