Anthony Jacobs Posted almost 4 years ago Why should listening be taught as a skill in school? Our kids live in the world we have subsequently created which now includes visuals. Bring visuals together with listening and you have their attention. Stand up and lecture and you represent the dinosaur. It is not a listening skill question, it is realising that our kids can multi task and input audio and visual. If you only give them a listening "Julian Treasure" lecture, they will rightfully groan!!! (: We moved on from monotone input in the 1990ies.