Active vs. Passive Listening

2-1 Discussion: Active vs. Passive Listening

Describe the difference between active and passive listening in your own words, supporting your explanation with a citation. You may use resources provided in the module reading and resources area, or a scholarly resource of your choice.

Then, think about your own life. Can you think of an example of when someone actively listened to you and how that felt different from standard, “passive” listening?

In response to your peers, select posts written by classmates whose experience differs from your own. Propose how the opposite approach of listening might have changed their experience, supporting your opinion with examples from the text or online.

To complete this assignment, review the Discussion Rubric.