Active Listening & Challenges
Students are required to do a lot of listening at university for example in lectures, tutorials and class discussions. Some challenges include trying to understand a lot of new content, unfamiliar accents and concentrating for long periods of time – this means students often lose focus and miss key information.
In order to overcome these challenges, it is important for students to develop what are known as active listening skills.
1. Discuss some of the listening challenges students may experience at university.
2. Explain how students can develop their active listening skills.
You are advised to support your discussion with at least ten sources published during the last ten years.