Listening and questioning

Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon*

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In the article that follows, I take up a debate that has arisen over the past three years concerning the following issue: Does every act of listening involve the listener in questioning? I argue that the answer to the questions is yes. I give background on the question and then consider one instance of listening that may suggest no role for questioning to play. Drawing upon Gadamer, I present an argument in support of my claim. I conclude with an implication for research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-152
Number of pages10
JournalLearning Inquiry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1 2007


  • Gadamer
  • Listening
  • Questioning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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