Monday, 8 February 2016

Developing GCSE speaking skills

This is a PowerPoint presentation I shall be using this Friday at the GwE Global Futures Conference in Llandudno, Wales. The key issues will include:

  • The new exams mark an evolution, not a revolution (in fact, largely a return to what went before).
  • Greater pupil spontaneity will be required, but smart exam preparation, including rote learning, will still be vital.
  • There are no quick fixes for achieving student autonomy, but a departmental strategy, TL teaching, plenty of input and interaction, spaced learning (including homework), rigorous controlled and free practice will all play their part.

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