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Listening

Listening

The receiving, retaining and processing of ideas.
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Step 12

Learner Descriptor

Learners listen critically and think about where differences in perspectives come from

Teacher Explanation

Learners listen critically and think about where differences in perspectives come from

Resources

  • Display Material: Step 0 to Mixed
    Support teachers and learners to use consistent language when referring to skills by displaying these colourful Essential Skills icon posters.
  • Reward System: Step 0 to Mixed
    Support learners to recognise when they are applying skills successfully by rewarding them with these colourful Essential Skills tokens.
  • Reward System: Step 0 to Mixed
    Support learners to recognise when they are applying skills successfully by rewarding them with these colourful Essential Skills certificates.
  • Self Assessment Resource: Step 6 to Step 15
    Support learners to record when they have demonstrated Listening steps 6-15, by printing this Essential Skills Passport.
  • Self Assessment Resource: Step 10 to Step 12
    Support learners to reflect on how they have applied Steps 10-12 in all eight essential skills by printing this double-sided Essential Skill Record.
  • Short Activity (Video): Step 12
    In this video, learners identify underlying themes, implications and issues when listening by analysing a short speech about tennis and discussing its implications.
  • Self Assessment Resource: Step 0 to Mixed
    Support teachers and learners to use consistent language when referring to skills by printing this colourful Essential Skills Mat.
  • Short Activity (Video): Step 12
    In this video, learners identify underlying themes, implications and issues when listening by discussing questions about a radio broadcast on environmental news that is sponsored by an energy company.
  • Short Activity (Video): Step 12
    In this video, learners identify underlying themes, implications and issues when listening by identifying the common theme linking 3 different talks at an event, then critically evaluating each.
  • Short Activity (Presentation): Step 10 to Step 12
    In this activity, learners apply Listening whilst becoming Construction apprentices. They analyse a team meeting by considering the perspectives of different stakeholders in a construction company: a Finance Director, Architect and Construction Manager.