Title: Critical Listening--A Neglected Skill.

Full-Text Availability Options: Help Finding Full Text Related Items: Show Related Items Click on any of the links below to perform a new search Title: Critical Listening--A Neglected Skill. Authors: Hunsaker, Richard A. Descriptors: Critical Thinking; Elementary Secondary Education; Listening; Listening Comprehension; Listening Skills; Skill Development; Student Needs Source: N/A PeerN/A Reviewed: Publisher: N/A Publication 1991-11-03 Date: Pages: 16 Pub Types: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses Abstract: Despite the current enthusiasm for teaching critical thinking and the need acknowledged by many educators to improve students' speaking and listening skills, very few schools have actually put critical listening skills into their curricula. One reason listening skills have been so slow in becoming a part of the formal instruction program at most schools is that many people confuse "listening" with "hearing." Listening is actually more than hearing as it involves sensing, interpretation, evaluation, and response as well. Furthermore, it is through speaking and listening that students acquire knowledge, develop language, and increase their

As students learn language. and outline critical listening skills. and (3) recognizing the use of loaded language. and/or emotional appeals. Critical Listening Non-Journal 1 . GA. listening instructors can develop principles. Some of the skills needed for effective critical listening are: (1) evaluating the strength of the speaker's main ideas and the quality of supporting evidence. stereotypes. Atlanta.understanding of themselves. practices and exercises that establish the ways and means of listening critically. and the pervasiveness of language itself in the teaching of any subject suggests that the teaching of listening skills can be a primary strategy in the development of critical thinking skills. (Twenty-four references are attached. 1991). (2) recognizing the difference between fact and opinion. These skills can and should be taught in schools. Authors such as Joan Sayre and Harvey Weiss offer guidelines for developing better listening.Available on microfiche N/A N/A N/A N/A Identifiers: Record Type: Level: Institutions: Sponsors: ISBN: ISSN: . October 31November 3. By using these resources and by combining and applying the ideas of philosophers and neurolinguists.) (PRA) Abstractor: N/A Reference N/A Count: Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (77th. they learn to think.

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