How Do We Listen?

Before we can learn to ask the right questions, we need to learn how to listen.??

It dawns on me that listening and questioning (that is, pedagogical questioning) are intimately linked ??? on a phenomenological level. You see, listening ??? truly listening, as with intention ??? is the foundation on which pedagogical (and meaningful) question-asking is made possible. By acknowledging moments and experiences as opportunities for learning we open ourselves to asking and answering profound questions. It seems to me that listening with intention leads to asking meaningful pedagogical questions. Then, listening with intention provides the space within which we answer such questions. In contrast, if we cover our ears (or hear without listening) we limit the questions (in quality and quantity) that we are able to ask ??? like a new teacher who doesn’t know what he doesn’t know. Importantly, before we can learn to ask the right questions, we need to learn how to listen.

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