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Asking and Listening Workshop (Half Day)

Asking and Listening Workshop (Half Day)

Essential question:

How do I ask and listen to empathise with others?


The workshop will introduce learners to the foundation step of the WYS methodology: listening – a concept and practice that they will be using and practising throughout the WYS workshops. Active listening is a skill which allows learners to be truly present and to set aside distractions and listen more deeply.

The workshop also assists learners to understand how stories help us connect with each other. They are encouraged to make a habit of asking and actively listening. Learners will reflect on their values. By the end of the workshop, they will have begun to broaden their perspective and to recognise the diversity of belief and background of their peers and others around them.


  • Active listening
  • Bias
  • Culture
  • Values
  • Empathy
  • Frame
  • Frame methodology
  • Belly breathing
  • Stop, Breathe, Listen, Respond (SBLR)
Materials (where relevant, these are included directly in the course content in this online version):

Workshop outline

Activity: Two truths, one lie10 min
I am not listening20 min
Active listening10 min
What can I hear?5 min
BREAK15 min
My frame, your frame30 min
Empathy5 min
Ask and listen30 min
Exit ticket10 min
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  • 4 Sections
  • 4 Videos

Course Content

  • Introduction
  • Section A
      Activity 1: I am not listening (20 min)
      Activity 2: Active Listening (10 min)
      Activity 3: What can I hear (10 min)
  • Section B
      Activity 4: My Frame, your frame (30 min)
      Activity 5: Empathy (5 min)
      Activity 6: Ask and Listen (30 min)
  • Conclusion
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