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Radioguide- Deep Listening

The School  S. Freud is pleased to introduce an innovative project concerning the teaching management whose name is   “Integrated Communication in CLASSROOM- DEEP LISTENING”.

What this is all about

Integrated Communication in CLASSROOM- DEEP LISTENING  is a wireless system of integrated communication transmission, with microphones and headcuffs.

Teachers, through their  “master” radio-guide , will take their class by talking to the microphone and will be listened to their students directly with eartips. Therefore, students can listen to, but also take part to lesson, by using the microphone of their own device, so that they can be listened to their schoolmates too.

Through this innovative project, teachers will promote a form of deep listening in their students, by enhancing attention, concentration and order in class, so that the process of learning can be more and more viable. 

Deep listening is an example of persuasive listening. Therefore, it's immediate and direct, without any mediation.


There is a substantial difference between listening to  and hearing.

Both verbs have different meaning in the Italian language und this difference concerns their ways, as well. " I'm listening to what you are telling me" and I feel life advancing around me". With these two sentences we are able to define the substantial difference between both verbs, but there's more.

Our hearing is sensibleconcerning what is pronounced and the noise surrounding us. This means to hear.

Our mind is always involved in picking up and understand what it is told. This means to listen to.


I'm listening to,therefore I hear something. I hear but I'm not always listening to.  

Our auditory system comes up in both actions, but with a difference. While you hear something, only the hearing is implied in the process; while you are listening to something, both the hearing and the cognitive functions are implied in this action. To listen to means to pay close attention, to think and to reflect. In a few words, the act of listening is an active process. 

To hear a voice doesn't mean to listen to it. To do this, it is necessary to understand the intonation a person is using, to pick up the differences in pronounciation, to pay attention to the words you choose to express an idea.  

Therefore, the act of hearing is quite simple, while the act of listening is more complicated. You can hear voices, but not always you are able to understand them. From here the importance you give to the act of listening, a quality that everybody should develop. 


The act of listening is important

If you are not listening to something, you give no importance what you have been  told. Try to be the person who is talking to you: if someone doesn't listen to you, this can be a little bit frustrating, isn't it? 

You don't risk to offend a person, you also take the risk not to understand what you have been told, with important consequences for us. If you are not able to understand a message, you can make wrong decisions and nobody would like to be in this situation.


Learn to listen to 

There is a form of communication  when there is someone who is ready to listen to the received message. It's not only a question of understanding: first of all, it's an efficient way to trust the person who is speaking. To listen to different opinions, advice or tips can help us to better understand our mistakes, by avoiding others.

But how do you learn to listen to? Nature has given us this gift, we have also learn to put it into practice. The best way consists in "cultivating" it, step by step. 

What does the idea of deep listening mean, according to the school Freud?

Let's transform the act of hearing in a deep and active listening.

The act of deep listening is a relational and communication instrument able to produce a connection with your teachers.

With this type of listening, the student is enabled to take the necessary time to fully take up what the teacher is saying.  

In a speech, people pronounce 135-160 words in a minute, but our brain is able to reach 400/600 words. This means that your mind is faster than your mind and this makes people more susceptible to be involved in other thoughts, It's you duty to stop this flow of thoughts to make it really present during the act of talking.

In this way not only will you understand what you teacher is telling you, but you will answer in a proper and gentle way.

The act of listening implies the idea of  “silence”

Who "cultivates" inner silence finds it easier to be silent with others; who doesn't know a form of inner silence is not able to keep quiet in front of the others. The silence is a way of living a relationshipwith themselves and with others.  

"To be silent" is different from "be quiet". The act of silence creates space. You have to gain self- unity, by keeping it in the silence of your inner life. Silence is a qui space, rich, creative and ready to every form of development. It is useful when you look in the mirror. It's important to recognize yourself, to be self-aware of your freedom, of your energies, of your values. The efficiency of a relation based on support focuses not only on the quantity of words, but if somebody is willing to listen to you. Silence is a space you offer others, so that they can express in their suitable ways and times in order to collect and keep in order their thoughts, i.e to listen to yourself.  

The act of listening implies the idea of understanding

The act of listening is an inner action that doesnt' foresee to think of something else- It implies the will to go deep, the desire of understanding. It pretends awareness, attention, silence, committment and time. The act of listening is always deliberate; there is always the will of a deep understanding. You can listen to something, only if you want it. You can hear, but not listen to. You can't listen to something without hearing.

The act of deep listening is an "efficient" act of listening

• you have to pay attention to interpret the message correctly. You have to understand the main idea the other person is trying to communicate .

• you have to put aside your own opinions and points of view as long as you are listening to.

• you have not to prepare your answer while you are listening to. It's necessary to understand the whole message before you decide to express your perspective at your turn. The last sentence pronounced by the person who is talking, can orient your speech towards another direction.  

• don't interrupt. You have to ask more questions to ensure more information. You have not to entrap your speaker or trap him in a corner.

• to be conscious that all the forms of languages are different. It's no use quibble about words, but you have to try to reach their deeper meaning.

 • before responding, you have to sum up what the speaker has already said and its intention. If you dont accept his/her interpretation, it 's necessary to explain the controversial points, before trying to explain your point of view.


Teachers' equipment: a master radio guide

Students' equipment: a radio guide with eartips for every student, that will be picked up at the beginning of the say and then lodged in a locker in each classroom.



For the implementation of this project, the School has chosen the Second Class of Human Sciences as a pilot class. 

S. Freud Paritary Institute - Private School Milan - Paritary School: IT Technical Institute, Tourism Technical Institute, High School of Human Sciences and High School
Via Accademia, 26/29 Milano – Viale Fulvio Testi, 7 Milano – Tel. 02.29409829 Virtuale fax 02.73960148 –
Milan High School - Private IT School Milan
Milan Private Tourism School - Human Sciences High School, Social and Economic Address Milan
Liceo Scientifico Milano
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