Teaching through and for dialogue supports pupils to make sense of their knowledge and to develop critical, creative, caring and collaborative habits of mind. After a consideration of the qualities of dialogue that distinguish it from other types of talk and classroom interaction we will discuss the benefits of engaging pupils in this kind of talk with a particular focus on the development of conceptual understanding. We will discuss how and when to use dialogue in your teaching and how to progressively develop the quality of dialogue in your classroom and your school.
Across two days, over 250 sessions will take place at the Festival. A full timetable of sessions will be available from late May 2019. Until this point we will only be announcing the day(s) sessions will be taking place.