Do you need to improve not just what, but how your pupils learn?
Do your pupils need to be able to ask and answer questions in much greater depth?
Would you like to improve standards by creating a classroom culture that engages all pupils, across the curriculum?
This course will focus on developing effective questioning from teachers and, just as importantly, highlight how to use pupil responses to accurately assess misconceptions and build on prior learning. It will explore how to increase the engagement of all pupils and demonstrate ways to improve poor language skills, as well as extending the learning of already articulate pupils. It will show how to apply a range of techniques and activities to encourage a much deeper level of understanding and generate an environment of collaborative learning.
The role played by talk in learning
Much more than Speaking and Listening
Ideas for developing an outstanding teaching repertoire
Using pupil talk to improve all aspects of assessment
Tools to improve pupil thinking
Improving cooperative learning - how pupils can learn more from each other
Asking better questions and making better use of the responses
Motivating the less engaged
Developing a talking environment to create a language rich environment
Encouraging learners to take risks and add challenge
How a focus on talk can be applied to all subjects and year groups
How to use talk to develop increased independence in learners