Through Ankur Society for Alternatives in Education several members of DLG are working with kids clubs, learning collectives and school groups to further Ankur's established listening based practices for building collective and self-learning contexts. We use a constantly evolving repertoire of individual and dialogic listening practices as part of a broader programme to connect school-learning to everyday experiences. Some of our questions are: What is the acoustic dimension of classroom experience? What is the role of aural experience in pedagogy? What makes an empty room into a gathering space for listening to each other? How do listening skills contribute to life long self-learning?