It is important to learn from classroom discussions, both for pupils and teachers.
IntroductionThis 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 outcomesAfter 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 analyzing the spoken language of teaching and learning
About the instructor
Open University UK