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Listening

Listening

The receiving, retaining and processing of ideas.
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Step 15

Learner Descriptor

Learners listen critically and look beyond the way speakers speak or act to objectively evaluate different perspectives

Teacher Explanation

Learners listen critically and look beyond the way speakers speak or act to objectively evaluate different perspectives

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.
  • Short Activity (Video): Step 15
    In this video, learners evaluate how a speaker can become an outstanding speaker by working in pairs using success criteria of outstanding presentation to feed back on 1-minute responses on a choice of 3 debate topics: space exploration, animal testing, footballers' salaries.
  • Short Activity (Video): Step 15
    In this video, learners evaluate how a speaker can become an outstanding speaker by listening to a short speech on an education framework and reflecting on the speaker’s use of linguistic and non-linguistic devices.
  • 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 15
    In this video, learners evaluate how a speaker can become an outstanding speaker by listening to an extract from Barack Obama's farewell speech before identifying the specifics of why they think he speaks well and any areas they think he could improve in.
  • Display Material: Step 13 to Step 15
    Support educators and learners to focus tightly on specific skill steps by displaying these Skill Builder Universal Framework posters for essential skills at Steps 13-15.
  • Display Material: Step 0 to Step 15
    Support learners with additional needs to focus tightly on specific skill steps of Listening by displaying these posters of the Skills Builder Expanded Universal Framework.