'Talk to Learn' Programme


’Talk to Learn’ is a one-year programme that is focused on the educational theory and evidence based-practice of the promotion of  oracy in the classroom through the ‘Thinking Together’ model created by Professor Neil Mercer at the University of Cambridge and developed with great  success at President Kennedy School, as validated by CUREE, The Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education.  

Talk to Learn helps school leaders and practitioners to;

  • Develop the effective use of ‘student talk’ in the classroom, enabling the transition from disputational talk to exploratory talk to deepen learning
  • Develop practical strategies for curriculum development and the training of students to ’interthink’ , through establishing group work protocols with an emphasis on student metacognition
  • Assess impact through the effective use of Cambridge Oracy Assessments

Programme Schedule 2019-2020

06.11.2019 3.45pm-5.30pm

From a monologic classroom to a dialogic classroom & Effective Group Work through Talking Points

12.02.2020 3.45pm-5.30pm

Owning the Process

04.03.2020 3.45pm-5.30pm

On the Ground – Theory into Practice: SLE Coaching Sessions in delegate school

29.04.2020 3.45pm-5.30pm                                                                                                                                            

On the Ground – Theory into Practice: SLE Coaching Sessions in delegate school

24.06.2020 3.45pm-5.30pm

Scaling Up - Embedding a whole school approach to effective oracy in the classroom – Senior Leader and Oracy Team Meetings

Cost £175 per delegate

To secure a place on this programme, email teachingschool@pks.coventry.sch.uk