Produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, the resources in this section help students to develop their skills in gathering information by listening and observing.

The materials provide opportunities for students to practice:
* active listening
* guided observing
* summarising and making notes
* critical thinking
* asking focussed questions
* thinking from different points of view.

These skills provide a framework to maintain concentration and maximise learning. This series of activities will particularly help to support students in developing the independent learning skills required for Higher Education.

There are trainer development materials associated with the delivery of learning activities in this skill area. They can be found at: LSS Skill Area 2 Training.



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Skill 2.9 Observation to Support Practical Work

Produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, the aim of this activity is to help students carry out practical procedures efficiently and accurately without simply ‘following the recipe’.

In the activity,...