The Big Four: Sustainably Improving the Quality of Teaching and Learning(281)

Provider: Dragonfly Training
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Description The practical guide to developing questioning skills, effective feedback, student independence and ensuring greater challenge
Duration 9am - 3pm

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Categories Secondary, Teaching and Learning, Management, Teaching staff, Out of school
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

How confident are you that the questioning skills of both teachers and pupils are as strong as they could be?

Has improving feedback been raised as an area for improvement in a recent school inspection?

Do you want to do more to improve the quality of your pupils’ thinking skills to ensure that they are truly independent learners?

The ‘Big Four’ (questioning, feedback, independence and challenge) are the main-stay of outstanding quality teaching and learning the world over. The techniques shared on this day are designed to have maximum effect from minimum teacher input and many are easily applicable to the widest range of subject areas and age groups.

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This Course Aims to:

  • Increased use of higher order questioning skills (for both staff and students)
  • Greater shared progress over time through effective feedback techniques in all subjects
  • Raised attainment through increasing challenge in lessons
  • Improved student ability to work independently enabling teachers to increase the opportunities for independent learning 
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Course Outline:
Session 1: 20 Ways of Improving Teacher and Student Questioning Skills
  • Strategies for improving the quality of teacher questions
  • Techniques for improving the number and quality of student questions
  • Socratic questioning techniques and how they can be applied to different subjects
  • Questioning and new technology
Session 2: 20 Ways of Developing Effective Feedback to Ensure Improved ‘Progress Over Time’
  • Developing invaluable feedback dialogue between teacher and pupil
  • Effective use of lesson time to enhance teacher feedback opportunities
  • Strategies for improving peer and self-assessment
  • Feedback and new technology. yes it works, but care is needed
Session 3: 20 Ways of Increasing Student Independence and Adding Greater Challenge to Lessons
  • Ways of supporting students in ‘learning how to learn’
  • Using thinking skills to improve independence and challenge
  • The ‘flipped classroom’
  • Twitter and student independence
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‚ÄčTrainer: Steve Garnett


Date Location Details
Nov 14, 2017 09:00 Novotel London West - Info
Nov 28, 2017 09:00 Manchester - Info