Jim Heal (English Teacher and Behaviour & Discipline SLE) describing the use of Harkness to develop Independent Learning

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English at GCSE: Maximising Engagment in the Classroom (EARLY BIRD OFFER)

Date: 22 January 2018
Time: 16:30 - 18:30
Venue: Wellington College

This course will consider theories and evidence of ways to guide students to independence. It will explore effective use of language and scaffolding techniques to encourage pupil engagement.  This session draws from practices used by Doug Lemov, and those cited in 'Bridging the Gap' by Carl Hendrick and Robin Macpherson. 

All strategies are small, immediate changes that teachers can make in their classroom to encourage all pupils to attempt more challenging tasks – in particular, unseen Language passages or Literature Extracts.  This course stresses the difference between knowledge and understanding to encourage practitioners to consider the way revision tasks are set up in their curriculums for the greatest results and impact.    It also provides a new way of considering Feedback: one presented by Sarah at the Festival of Education (2017) and the National ResearchED Conference (2017).

Application and development time will be given so that participants can reflect on how to incorporate techniques into their practice/lessons.


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