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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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IDENTIFYING CHAT ACRONYMS

This resource features a glossary defining common online chat acronyms. A flash-based quiz is also available to test your knowledge of these acronyms and abbreviations!

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IDENTIFYING EMOTICONS

This resources offers a simple drag and drop activity is designed to introduce some of the more popular 'emoticons', as used in text/twitter messages and online chat communication.

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IDENTIFYING QUESTION TYPES

These 2 short online quizzes are designed to help students test their understanding of different question types

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IMPROVING CONCENTRATION

Students listen to a short audio clip and are tested on how much of the key information they retain. They are then encouraged to repeat the exercise after preparing appropriately.

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LISTENING AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS TUTORIAL

An online tutorial for students, including quizzes and self-assessment exercises. It is divided into 5 sections:
- Listening habits
- Listening in lectures
- Keeping the conversation going
- Understanding non-verbal communication
- Communicating online

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LISTENING HABITS ACTIVITY

Students listen to a brief introduction of poor habits when listening to others. They then undertake a self-assessment exercise, which can be printed on completion.

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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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NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION

Students view a short video, first without sound, and try to imagine the conversation based on the non-verbal communication.They then view the same video with sound to check their understanding.

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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...

Listening and interpersonal skills tutorial

An online tutorial for students, including quizzes and self-assessment exercises. It is divided into 5...

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