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It's Good to Talk: Speaking and Listening to further Learning

One of our mantras at TT Education is that "Talk is thought" – that only when you talk something through can you realise if you've properly understood it. But in an oracy-poor society how do we develop our children's speaking and listening skills, to support and improve their learning? This course outlines the rationale for talk-based learning, provides suggestions for developing children's talk, and goes through dozens of pedagogical approaches that are based on talk.

  • Practical and engaging
  • Progression approach to talk-as-learning
  • Clear links to the National Curriculum
  • School-wide licence for everyone at your school
1 hour
Access For
30 Days
£99.00 + VAT

About this course

This on-demand short course costs just £99+VAT for a school-wide licence, providing 30 days access to every member of staff in your school.

For further information on how to purchase this training, please take a look at the 'About on-demand training' section below.

Course overview:

"Who needs the most practice talking in school?" asked the home-schooling advocate John Holt. "Who gets the most?" he added. We know how effective child-led and oracy-rich learning can be - and how engaging it is, too - but do we sometimes assume that children will just "soak up" these skills without explicit instruction?
This short course will:
  • Outline the research into talk-led learning - which has a central role in the 2014 National Curriculum
  • Explore ways to teach children to talk better - and listen to each other
  • Provide you with dozens of talk-based games and activities that will help children learn in all subjects
  • Headteachers, SLT and Curriculum Leads
  • Teachers (KS1-3)
  • TAs

About on-demand training

The school-wide licence for this short course costs just £99+VAT and provides access to every member of staff at your school.

By purchasing this on-demand training:

  • The course will be made available to every member of staff in your school to watch for a period of 30 days.
  • Every member of staff in your school can log in independently from home or wherever they are.
  • Your team can watch the training at a time that suits them - on-demand - and will be able to pause or rewind to review sections.

How to purchase:

To buy a school-wide licence for this short course, please click one of the 'Add To Basket' buttons below and complete the checkout process to place your order. You will receive an automated email with further instructions on how to provide access to the rest of the staff at your school.

£99.00 + VAT