Listening as a Missing Dimension in Engineering Education: Implications for Sustainable Community Development Efforts

TitleListening as a Missing Dimension in Engineering Education: Implications for Sustainable Community Development Efforts
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsLeydens, JA, Lucena, JC
JournalIEEE Transactions on Professional Communication
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number03611434
Accession Number45891938
KeywordsCommunity , COMMUNITY development , Contextual , Contextual listening , education , EDUCATION -- Curricula , ENGINEERING , ENGINEERING -- Study & teaching , engineering curricula , humanitarian , LISTENING , sustainable , sustainable community development (SCD) , SUSTAINABLE development
AbstractThis study looks at the importance of listening in engineering, and how this virtue is rarely present engineering curricula.The authors of this study sought to investigate two primary issues: (1) engineering students' sources of resistance to listening instruction in a sustainable community development initiative, and (2) benefits from such instruction. From these findings, the authors discuss a theory of contextual listening and suggest that sources of resistance include the paucity of listening instruction in the engineering curriculum and curricular components that may devalue listening. Benefits of a listening intervention are described, and implications are discussed.
NotesLeydens, Jon A. 1; Email Address: Lucena, Juan C. 1; Email Address:; Affiliation: 1: Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401-1887 USA; Source Info: Dec2009, Vol. 52 Issue 4, p359; Subject Term: LISTENING; Subject Term: ENGINEERING -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: SUSTAINABLE development; Subject Term: COMMUNITY development; Subject Term: EDUCATION -- Curricula; Author-Supplied Keyword: Contextual listening; Author-Supplied Keyword: engineering curricula; Author-Supplied Keyword: humanitarian; Author-Supplied Keyword: listening; Author-Supplied Keyword: sustainable community development (SCD); NAICS/Industry Codes: 925120 Administration of Urban Planning and Community and Rural Development; NAICS/Industry Codes: 926110 Administration of General Economic Programs; Number of Pages: 17p; Document Type: Article
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