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MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Effective Listening - Chapter Summary
Being able to listen effectively to the communication around you is a necessary and essential life skill. Learn how to go beyond just hearing what's being said to active and productive listening by studying the topics discussed in this chapter, including:
- Defining listening types
- Obstacles to effective listening
- Strategies to become a better listener
- Challenges of listening in group environments
The material covered in this study guide chapter is beneficial as a means of preparation for the MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary) exam, but may also prove helpful in other areas of life, especially in your role as an educator. Prepare yourself for active listening by studying the concepts and strategies presented in the video lessons and utilizing the lesson quizzes and chapter exam as practice opportunities.
MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Effective Listening Chapter Objectives
The Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) exam for teaching communication arts at the secondary-level was developed to ensure all educators wishing to teach in this area have the necessary skills and knowledge-base to effectively meet state teaching standards in this content area. This exam is paper-based, with 100 multiple-choice questions and an allotted time of 4 hours and 30 minutes. There are four subareas within this test. Effective listening is one of the objectives examined in the Skills and Processes portion of the exam, which has approximately 24% of the test questions.
Thoroughly examine the material and listening strategies covered in this chapter's video lessons to get a good grasp of the concepts you'll be tested on in this portion of the MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary) exam. Self-asses for comprehension by using the lesson quizzes and chapter exam, and re-review any information, if needed, by clicking on the direct links within the quizzes.
1. Types of Listening: Pseudo-, Appreciative, Empathetic, Comprehensive & Critical
Although people communicate by sending a message to a receiver, the message is received in different ways depending on the information. Different types of listening styles help us effectively understand messages we receive.
2. Effective Listening: Definition & Obstacles
It seems counterintuitive that a public speaker should focus on effective listening. However, a good public speaker must know a few things about his audience in order to effectively communicate his message.
3. Becoming a Better Listener: Tips & Strategies
Some people say listening is an art, but to be a good listener, it takes skill. There are strategies one can use to be a good listener. Some strategies include use of body language, asking the right questions and even empathy.
4. Barriers to Effective Listening in Groups
Barriers to effective listening in groups can cause significant workplace issues. Selective listening and selective perception are two type of problems that can impede successful business decisions.
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Other chapters within the MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary)(091): Practice & Study Guide course
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Communication Components
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Verbal & Nonverbal Language
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Receptive Roles & History of Media
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Oral & Written Literature
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Journalism, Performance Arts & Mass Media
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Journalistic Roles & Responsibilities
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Communicating to Your Audience
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Effective Oral Communication
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Effective Written Communication
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Interpretation of Texts
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Research
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Analyzing & Evaluating Messages
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Interscholastic Communication Arts
- MTTC Communication Arts Flashcards