Deepening Learning by Enhancing Classroom Talk


Workshop Description


Dialogue can lead to significant gains in learning (Effect size 0.82, from Murphy, Wilkinson, Soter & Hennessey, 2009). However, classroom talk is all too often dominated by teachers: Gad Yair found that teachers talk 70-80% of lesson time; that the amount they talk increases as the year level rises and the numbers of students in each class decrease! (Yair, 2000). During times of remote learning things rarely improved; in fact, in some cases, it worsened still. 


So, this session will show exactly how to engage students in dialogue – whether online or in the classroom. It will cover strategies that create interaction and engagement with learning, providing opportunities for students to move from surface-level knowledge to deeper understanding.

Learning Intentions

• Learn how dialogue engages and motivates learners of all ages so that they understand key concepts more rigorously.

• Understand how to make lessons more active, meaningful, challenging and collaborative.

• Be able to facilitate high quality dialogue that encourage students to take more ownership of their learning, share their thinking and form reasoned - and reasonable - opinions.

• Know how to create the right conditions for truly exploratory dialogue to flourish, encouraging learners to become more open, more collaborative and more reflective.

Further reading: Challenging Learning Through Dialogue by James Nottingham, Jill Nottingham and Martin Renton


Target Audience: Teachers (all grades), Instructional Coaches, Allied Educators and School Leaders


Course Registration Details

Presenter: Mr James Nottingham

Date & Time: 25 June 2021, Friday, 2.00pm to 4.00pm SGT

Delivery Mode: Live Webinar via Zoom

Registration Closing: Extended to 16 June 2021

Session Fee:

First 2 participants: S$85.00 nett per pax

Next 2 participants: *S$70.00 nett per pax

Subsequent participants: *S$55.00 nett per pax

Early Bird: Register on or before 12 Mar 2021 for additional 10% discount


Please note:

*The discounted tier fee only applies to participants from the SAME organisation registering for the SAME session.

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Withdrawal Notice Period / Penalty

More than 14 days - 50% of course fee

Less than 14 days - 100% of course fee

Less than 3 working days or No-Show - 100% of course fee

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