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Evaluating school classroom discussion

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It is important to learn from classroom discussions, both for pupils and teachers. This free course, Evaluating school classroom discussion, will help you, as a teacher, to evaluate such discussions in order to help students develop their understanding and use of spoken language. The ability to use language as a tool for constructing and sharing knowledge is applicable across the whole curriculum.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand ways that spoken language is used to create joint knowledge and understanding, and to pursue teaching and learning
  • consider the educational implications of some recent research on teaching and learning in face-to-face interactions
  • demonstrate some approaches to analysing the spoken language of teaching and learning.

First Published: 09/08/2012

Updated: 17/02/2016

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