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The noisy classroom, developing debate and critical oracy in schools, Debbie Newman

"By engaging in student-led, collaborative and dialogic approaches to learning, students can develop their communication, critical thinking and oracy skills, all of which are hugely effective in increasing attainment. This book, written by an experienced teacher and founder of The Noisy Classroom training organisation, aims to help students learn to argue, disagree and debate in a constructive manner. Packed with resources and engaging exercises, it shows teachers how to develop an argument-culture in the classroom that promotes open-mindedness and encourages students to explore new perspectives, defend views or challenge others. Divided into two parts, The Noisy Classroom includes - A reflection on critical oracy and why it is important - A step-by-step guide for teachers to set up and encourage debate across the curriculum, highlighting how to get the most out of a Noisy Classroom - Advice for teachers on how to overcome barriers to building and using critical oracy in the classroom, including troubleshooting when things go wrong - Practical ideas for sharpening pair, group and whole class discussions, ranging from small starter and plenary activities, to full parliamentary style debates The book brings together activities gathered and tested over twenty years of working in debate, oracy and education. It is intended for school teachers, including both NQTs and more experienced practitioners"--, Provided by publisher
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non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (121 pages)
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