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Time: approximately two hours

This module is designed to help teachers to:

  • consider the characteristics of student-student discussion that benefit learning;
  • recognise and face their own worries about introducing collaborative discussion;
  • explore techniques for promoting effective student-student discussion;
  • consider their own role in managing student-student discussion;
  • plan discussion based lessons.

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Activity F refers to a video clip. The clip can be accessed directly from the PowerPoint or by clicking on the icon below.
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Formative assessment in Science and
Mathematics Education (FaSMEd)
The Research Centre for Learning and Teaching
Newcastle University