Organising Group Talk in Science

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The group in which students are expected to work has a huge bearing on their willingness to speak openly. Can we better manage group talk?

About. This 8 page resource, offering guidance to manage group talk, comes from a larger DfES document.

Pedagogical content. This resource contains activities and examples relating to group talk(ta) in science lessons in whole class(ta) and group work(ta) settings. (edit)

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Title Organising Group Talk in Science
Topic Group talk
Teaching approach
Learning Objectives

The document has a set of activities and practical examples. In working through this you should explore ways to use group talk in science lessons, and the practicalities of setting up situations for constructive group talk. By working through the document you should engage in practical activities with both pupils and colleagues.

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