Probationers - Developing Pedagogy and independent learners

Monday 5th December 2016

Location: Dunblane Hydro, Perth Road, Dunblane FK15 0HG
Date:   05/12/2016
Course timings:   10 a.m. - 3.30 p.m. including lunch. Registration and coffee from 9.30 a.m.
Cost:   £95

Places now available on this course

All classroom practitioners, including probationers, are warmly invited to attend the day which will provide a valuable opportunity to re-visit aspects of pedagogy. 

The day will led by Mike Gershon, an educational consultant  Mike is the author of over 30 books on learning and teaching and is the creator of two bestselling online courses, covering outstanding teaching and growth mindsets, in conjunction with the 2016 BETT award-winning TES Institute. 

The day will comprise  4 sessions: 

Session One - Questioning

This session will begin by analysing the role of questioning in the classroom and touching on key pieces of research about what makes good questioning. The bulk of the session will focus on practical strategies and techniques teachers can use in the classroom to enhance the quality of their questioning (and, in turn, student thinking, discussion and dialogue). 

Session Two – Questioning in the context of AiFL

This session draws questioning and AiFL together. It begins by simplifying AFL for practical use and identifying where questioning sits within this. It will then go on to look at best practice for using questioning to support AFL; focussing on using questioning to elicit information, to open up success criteria and to promote metacognition. 

Session Three – The role of feedback in AifL

This session will focus on the role of feedback in AiFL and, in particular, what effective feedback looks and sounds like in the classroom. Attention will be given to the often overlooked area of target implementation, presenting colleagues with strategies and techniques that help ensure students implement the feedback they receive, so as to secure the best progress possible. 

Session Four – Stretching and challenging all learners

This session will look at stretch and challenge, presenting colleagues with a range of strategies, activities and techniques they can use to stretch the thinking of the most able students they teach and through which they can stretch and challenge the class as a whole.



Registration closed

Further places now available on this course