Lesson 1: Listening

In this session, Andrew Pudewa describes the essential language art of listening.
Recommended Reading
See Dr. Perrin’s blog articles on principles of pedagogy on InsideClassicalEd.com.
Links to Recommended Resources


Here are links to the various talks, books, and people Andrew mentions in this lecture: 

5:40: “Nurturing Competent Communicators” talk by Andrew Pudewa

8:15: “The Absorbent Mind” by Maria Montessori

10:21: “Profound Influence of Music on Life” by Andrew Pudewa

28:17: “The Decline of the American Book Lover” by Jordan Weissmann

29:33: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte  

30:13: Andrew Kern

34:42: Mark Twain’s Letter to Helen Keller

44:14: The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Bauer

49:54: Study Skills Series

1:06:38: Super-Learning by Sheila Ostrander

1:15:34: Martin Cothran

Outline of Session

Discussion Questions
  • What is the difference between “natural listening” and “developed-trained listening”?
  • What is the significance of the auditory environment for the development of good listening skills?
  • What are some of the elements of good quality language?
  • What characterizes the necessary conceptual relationship between listening and thinking?

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