Question: My students tell me they hear everything that is being said in class, but their work doesn’t suggest they listen deeply. How can I help them understand the difference?
CITL’s Answer: For a brief explanation about the difference between hearing and deep listening, go to a recent post on “Academic Minute,” a daily feature of Inside Higher Ed. In two and a half minutes, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Pauline Oliveros explains the difference. It could provide just what you need to begin to help you help your students engage in deep listening. The link is here: http://www.insidehighered.com/audio/academic_pulse/passive_hearing_active_listening