Initially, it is about the students being able to hear and recall simple instructions. They also develop the ability to record key pieces of information.
As they get more skilled, the focus turns to being able to analyse what they are hearing and the purpose of what is being shared. They develop the ability to understand the speaker in greater depth. This includes understanding the use of tone, bias, themes and implications.
Ultimately, by the time they leave school students should be able to listen, capture key information and also to evaluate the speaker and their goals.
Resources for children (3-11)
Resources for young people (11-18)
Teach Enterprise has punchy ten minute videos to help build the essential skills with your young people. They work through a complete journey to achieve real mastery of the skills – and are completely free.