The Power of Talk: How does classroom dialogue develop student thinking skills?

Monday 15th January 2018 9am to 12pm
Venue: St. Benet Biscop Catholic Academy

How do we harness the power of talk?

The session will aim to develop a range of strategies that allow students to develop their own understanding of how they think and learn through different elements of classroom dialogue. Dialogue is at the heart of effective teaching and, as teachers, we must teach students how to use language effectively as a tool for thinking; developing critical and creative skills to apply to complex problems.

Who is the course aimed at?

The session is suitable for all teachers, who have the capacity and commitment to advance and develop. In particular the session would benefit established practitioners who are looking to further develop expert practice and disseminate ideas across the curriculum. It will equip participants with a range of strategies which you can immediately employ on return to school to, enhancing classroom and pupil performance and raising standards in your school.

What does it involve?

The programme consists of one morning session on Monday 15th January 9am to 12pm. The session is facilitated by Laura Roberts at St. Benet Biscop Catholic Academy.
The session will involve presentation and workshop based learning activities, pedagogical discussions and opportunities for reflection on current practice and developments for the future with a focus on long term planning.

Cost per delegate – £50. For more information or to book a course please contact: Carolyn Adams | Telephone: 0191 4877638 | Email: Cardinal Hume Catholic School | |