A rewrite of last years plans has presented and opportunity to develop this essential part of literacy ( and here too) I initially thought the content to be taught would prove to be a good for a "presentation" using the criteria, we had used in Year 7. Although, it was tempting to build upon this the idea it was dismissed in preference for a more dialogic approach that leads to learning. I have been interested in developing this with my students ever since the sage advice from Geoff Barton (particularly on slide 51) during a fortunate visit for some INSET. This HTH unboxed has also been at the back of my mind for sometime and has been useful in pondering how to plan this for my students.
|Not this time fella me lad...|
I was fortunate that I only had to rewrite most of one lesson for this to tackle this inadequacy, when I stumbled upon this fine teaching video from the Teaching Channel. all became clear. This post is a chance to share the methodology I am planning to use, to help make speaking and listen a key part of how we will learn Science.
"Do we still need fossil fuels?"
The following sub questions will help the students discuss the evidence.
Coaches will have a sheet like this, which they will use to observe and feedback to one other student.
e big question is then to be shared
, making it clear that the conversation is to answer this
, while the sub questions are there to keep the conversation moving and help breakdown potential solutions to the problem posed.
It will wise here to pause and grant the students around 10minutes to prepare potential responses and familairise themselves with the success criteria and feedback sheets. I am hoping they will use these resources to pick up ideas of how to phase, at least their opening gambits during the conversation.
A debrief will be held as a
quiet written session to aid reflection on personal learning, with the students responding to the following questions.
The next steps...
This is the planning I will endeavour to record the conversations and half time feedback on Soundcloud and post them in a linked post.