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Listening and Interpersonal Skills

The following resources are designed to help you assess and develop your students' listening and interpersonal skills.

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EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

Advice on how to communicate effectively, particularly in a group working environment. Areas covered include active listening, body language and clarity of expression.

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FARMERS COMMUNICATION EXERCISE

This is an exercise in effective communication (particularly listening) and organisation skills. Participants are given partial information and must communicate with the group to find a solution to a problem.

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LISTENING SKILLS AUDIT

This short activity helps students assess their own listening skills. The audit can be completed either online or on paper

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NOTEMAKING IN LECTURES

A student helpsheet describing a process for effective strategies for notemaking in lectures. Includes notes on preperation and process.

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OBSERVING CONVERSATIONS

This resource offers a session plan, which aims to help students develop conversation styles and techniques, based on effective use of questioning styles and to appreciate the impact of body language. This activity is designed to be used in a workshop relating to listening and interpersonal skills, particularly relating to active listening, establishing and maintaining conversations and the impact of body language.

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QUESTIONING STYLES

This activity is designed to help students to understand and be able to identify different styles of questioning: open, closed, leading and probing. This activity is designed to be used in a workshop relating to listening and interpersonal skills.

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Farmers Communication Exercise

This is an exercise in effective communication (particularly listening) and organisation skills. Participants are...

Effective communication

Advice on how to communicate effectively, particularly in a group working environment. Areas covered...

Notemaking in lectures

A student helpsheet describing a process for effective strategies for notemaking in lectures. Includes...

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