Encouraging Primary Students to speak to groups

Author: Roland Lewis

It is well known, throughout the education community, that Hattie’s research into learning has had an enormous impact on how teachers teach.  One key area that has really gained traction is feedback – with its impact on learning measured as having an effect size of 0.73 or almost 2 years growth.  Maximising this powerful strategy is key to supercharging the learning in your classroom.  One effective strategy to increase the feedback our learners receive, is through the activation of peer-to-peer feedback.  Through deliberately structured collaborative learning opportunities, we can harness the most prominent voice our learners hear, that of their peers.  This workshop will look at strategies for engaging students in collaborative learning and giving them the tools to be agents for improving learning outcomes.