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Develop the use of oracy, questioning and learner independence to create cognitively challenging classrooms for all learners

This course explores how effective oracy, research behind effective questioning for all learners, and the theory behind developing learner independence helps create cognitively challenging classrooms for all learners. The course will take place over three sessions of three hours each: 10 January, 6 February, 20 February 2024, 09.00-12.00 GMT (UTC). Learn more from NACE’s soundbite here.

This live, interactive course explores how to create a cognitively challenging environment for all learners in your classrooms.

Session 1 – Christabel Shepherd 

Consider how effective oracy and discourse can support cognitive challenge, including: 

  • Practical strategies for teaching oracy and discourse.
  • Practical tasks that provide challenge through oracy and discourse.

Session 2 – Dr Keith Watson 

Consider the research behind effective questioning for all learners, including: 

  • What does effective questioning look like in action?
  • Practical examples of effective questioning to develop higher level thinking.

Session 3 – Dr Keith Watson 

Consider the theory behind developing learner independence, including:

  • Practical teaching strategies for developing independence.
  • Practical classroom tasks to develop independence.

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January 10, 2024
9:00 am
- 12:00 PM