Active Listening

All the senses are involved, and a back to back non-verbal communication between the speaker and the listener is important to show interest. Active listening requires a five-stage process that includes. receiving the message, understanding it, evaluation, always remembering, and responding appropriately (LEFEVRE, 2010).Active listening is very significant to one’s daily activities from maintaining a personal relationship, acquiring and entirely handling a job, taking lecture notes, and so on. It is also important in developing particular speaking skills and holistic strategies for understanding texts. Therefore, it leads to an understanding of facts, concepts, and ideas. Listening skills are also necessary to the employer since it leads to better customer satisfaction and greater productivity. Most importantly, it improves ones’ self-esteem and confidence, professional and academic excellence, and general well-being. Most successful entrepreneurs and leaders attribute their success to active listening. Active listening is the first step in learning and the greatest building block towards success (LEFEVRE, 2010). The general context that drives policy and practice to encourage listening to children and young people has developed over the years and are still receiving support world over. The main aims of the context seek to demonstrate the critical understanding of how policy and practice have developed listening and understanding children and young people. It outlines the general importance of listening to children and young people and the consequences that come with not paying attention to them. It attempts to analyze and describe the tension between control and care and how they have influenced the development of policy and practice. Finally, the context tends to debate and investigate critical issues around listening to children and young people. The primary driving force is to produce achievingand the active younger generation who will provide better outcomes for a brighter future.