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Talk for learning


This course

The course is a three-hour in-person session designed to facilitate interactive learning and may include all or some of the following:

  • Pre and post-course reading or tasks
  • Group discussion and participation
  • Trialling teaching and learning approaches
  • Personal reflection and planning time

Course content

In this three hour session we will:

  • Engage with evidence from research to consider effective approaches for speaking and listening in curriculum subjects
  • Review the role and purpose of oracy in schools and reflect on different types of talk
  • Explore pedagogical strategies to help students talk dialogically with confidence and skill
  • Evaluate own provision and practice


  • Subject teachers, whole school literacy leaders.

For more information, download the course agenda.


Please contact Nisha Tank, Programme Manager, School Improvement for further information.