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Listening

Listening

The receiving, retaining and processing of ideas.
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Step 11

Learner Descriptor

Learners listen critically and compare different perspectives

Teacher Explanation

Learners listen critically and compare different perspectives

Resources

  • Self Assessment Resource: Step 10 to Step 15
    Support learners to record when they have demonstrated Listening steps 10-15, by printing this Essential Skills Passport.
  • Short Lesson: Step 11
    In this short lesson, learners follow a structured process to compare perspectives in a given scenario.
  • Challenge Day: Step 10 to Step 12
    Over the course of the challenge, learners apply Steps 10-12 in all eight essential skills as they consider: What makes a successful political party? Learners dive head first into the world of politics, learning about democracy and digital campaigning before setting up their own political party, debating policy points and holding an exciting election.
  • Challenge Day: Step 10 to Step 12
    Over the course of the challenge, learners apply Steps 10-12 in all eight essential skills as they consider: What skills are required to be successful in the world of work and employment? They take part in four professional scenarios, including a team meeting, sales pitch and product design session. The day ends with a self-reflection, during which learners write targets for the future.
  • Challenge Day: Step 10 to Step 12
    Over the course of the challenge, learners apply Steps 10-12 in all eight essential skills as they consider: What makes a successful business? They research, develop, cost, market and pitch their idea for a new brand of chocolate.
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    Challenge Day: Step 10 to Step 12
    Over the course of the challenge, learners apply Steps 10-12 in all eight essential skills as they consider: What career is right for me? They complete a carousel of skills activities linked to different career sectors. The day ends with learners presenting back on what they have learnt, and creating an action plan for their next steps.
  • Challenge Day: Step 10 to Step 12
    Over the course of the challenge, learners apply Steps 10-12 in all eight essential skills as they consider: How can we have a positive impact? They investigate the world of social entrepreneurship and set up their own venture with a social mission.