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Class Teaching

tharby1The 15 minute forum tonight was led by Andy Tharby, inspired by the above book.  One of the principles behind this, is that we should be designing a curriculum and teaching sequence around what we know about memory – so that what they are taught, sticks.  This links to an interesting point about what’s happening in lessons – learning or performance?

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So, often what we describe as learning in a lesson is performance – so whilst they can do X, Y and Z in a lesson can they remember it?  Will they remember it 1, 2 or 3 weeks down the line?  If they won’t, then we can’t really refer to it as learning.  This calls into a question a number of fairly standard teaching strategies, such as the one below:

mini whiteboardsThe scene above is fairly common – and would be referred to as ‘good AfL’.  The teacher has asked a…

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