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Listening

Listening

The receiving, retaining and processing of ideas.
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Step 2

Learner Descriptor

Learners listen to others and can ask questions if they don't understand.

Teacher Explanation

Learners listen to others and can ask questions if they don't understand.

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 1 to Step 10
    Support learners to record when they have demonstrated Listening steps 1-10, by printing this Essential Skills Passport.
  • Self Assessment Resource: Step 1 to Step 3
    Support learners to reflect on how they have applied Steps 1-3 in all eight essential skills by printing this double-sided Essential Skill Record.
  • 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 2
    In this video, learners listen to others and ask questions about what they heard by listening to a short piece of speech from somebody who went on holiday.
  • Self Assessment Resource: Step 0 to Step 5
    Support learners to record when they have demonstrated Listening steps 0-5, by printing this Essential Skills Passport.
  • Short Activity (Presentation): Step 2
    In this activity, learners show active listening strategies when listening to each other.
  • Skill Assembly: Step 0 to Step 6
    This assembly supports learners to understand key concepts related to the early steps of Listening. It starts by defining the skill and considering key themes, before identifying the skill in action. The themes are explored through three simple exercises, followed by a chance to reflect on their own skills.