DateThu, 12th November, 2015
Time9:30 am - 3:30 pm
LocationLionwood Junior School, Norwich
Ofsted reports often comment unfavourably on static lessons, lack of pupil independence and absence of challenge, especially for the most able.
This course will offer you practical strategies for improving pupil participation and engagement. It will focus on methods that are successful in achieving deeper learning.
Session 1: Introduction
in which we locate active learning as an important methods of securing deep, lasting learning
Session 2: Talking to learn
in which we explore the best way of getting pupils to learn from pupil-to-pupil discussion. This session explores the use of group talk.
Session 3: Seeking, sorting and solving
in which we pose some challenges for active and enquiring minds. This session looks at the use of investigative, exploratory and problem-solving approaches.
Session 4: Leading the learning
in which we explore the skills of teacher-led discussion, dialogue and the art of questioning.
Session 5: Harnessing the imagination
in which suggest ways of using art, improvisation and association to enhance understanding.
£160 for 1 place, £300 for 2 places
Course name:Active Learning
Date:Thu, 12th November, 2015
Time:9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location:Lionwood Junior School, Norwich
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Recently retired Chief Adviser on School Standards, Department for Education
Sue has been Chief Adviser on School Standards at the DfE for seven years and led the government’s work on pedagogy, deprivation, disadvantaged groups, the core subjects, assessment, accountability and school improvement.
Sue has worked at every level of the education system as a teacher, trainer, inspector and director of the last government’s National Strategies.
Sue is also well known for her classroom publications for spelling, grammar, reading, English literature, literary theory, writing and special needs. The TES describes Sue as a mix of “inspirational delivery combined with common sense practicality.
Education Consultant and Past Senior Director, National Strategies
Alan is a highly experienced educational consultant, specialising in working directly with schools, Local Authorities and other education providers to support improvement in student progress and the quality of teaching and learning. He was a Senior Director with the National Strategies, leading national programmes on teaching and learning, assessment and intervention support, was National Director for English, and Regional Director for the National Literacy Strategy in the South West. His background is in English teaching and in advice and inspection for English and literacy in both primary and secondary phases. He is currently working with schools to support curriculum and assessment in English, literacy across the curriculum, and improvements in classroom pedagogy. He has written, published and presented widely about English, and language and learning in education.