First book to offer a survey of pedagogical listening in conventional and alternative methodologies.
Winner of the 2016 Outstanding Book Award presented by the Society of Professors of Education
What happens when teachers step back from didactic talk and begin to listen to their students? After decades of neglect, we are currently witnessing a surge of interest in this question. Listening to Teach features the leading voices in the recent discussion of listening in education. These contributors focus close attention on the key role of teachers as they move away from didactic talk and begin to devise innovative pedagogical strategies that encourage active listening by teachers and also cultivate active listening skills in learners. Twelve teaching approaches are explored, from Reggio Emilia’s project method and Paulo Freire’s pedagogy of the oppressed to experiential learning and philosophy for children. Each chapter offers a brief explanation of one of these approachesits background, the problems it aims to resolve, the educators who have pioneered it, and its treatment of listening. The chapters conclude with ideas and suggestions drawn from these pedagogies that may be useful to classroom teachers.
|Publisher:||State University of New York Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Leonard J. Waks is Professor Emeritus of educational leadership at Temple University and the author of Education 2.0: The Learningweb Revolution and the Transformation of the School.
Table of Contents
Leonard J. Waks
Part I: Listening in Established Pedagogies
1. A Reggio Emilia-Inspired Pedagogy of Listening
2. Paulo Freire’s Critical Pedagogy: The Centrality of Teacher Listening
3. Listening in Experiential Learning
Leonard J. Waks
4. Philosophy for Children and Listening Education: An Ear for Thinking
Megan J. Laverty
5. Listening in Interpretive Discussion
6. Can Listening Be Taught?
7. Listening for Discussion: The Conference Method or Harkness Pedagogy
David I. Backer
Part II: Listening in New and Emerging Pedagogies
8. Listening in the Pedagogy of Discomfort: A Framework for Socially Just Listening
9. Listening in Human Rights Education: Learning from Life Stories of Survivors of Atrocities
Bronwen E. Low and Emmanuelle Sonntag
10. Listening in a Pedagogy of Trust
11. Promoting Listening by Augmenting Uncertainty
Stanton Wortham and Alexandra Michel
12. Listening and Teaching in Online Contexts