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Some resources related to Thinking Together

(please also see Publications and Projects)

Some shared slide and presentation materials from Neil Mercer:

Professor Neil Mercer - Slide share:Classroom talk and effective education.

Professor Neil Mercer  - Conference presentation: Thinking Together.

Oracy Cambridge provides ideas and resources for oracy across the curriculum.


Encouraging Thinking Together

Voice 21 aims to 'transform teaching and learning through talk'.

School 21 focuses on the development of oracy and dialogue skills as central to learning. ‘We believe that the curriculum needs to provide all students with the opportunities to acquire expertise in the basics and subject disciplines as well as developing their character, skills, critical thinking and leadership.We want children to develop their thinking skills, explore the world around them and acquire a thirst for learning.’

Concept Cartoons provide excellent resources which can stimulate Exploratory Talk.

Reflective Teaching: The development and maintenance of professional expertise, emphasising the role of a dialogic pedagogy.

The Communications Trust: encourages the development of effective communication.

Learning and Teaching: comprehensive information on theory and practice

Literacy Trust: support the improvement of literacy skills.

Bodmin College focuses on oracy in the development of rounded individuals. 'Students are encouraged to enjoy their education, to develop respect for others and, through assuming responsibility, to develop as reliable and mature individuals ready to take an active role in adult life.’

Quiet Child:  provides ways to help the 1 in 5 with ‘communication apprehension’.

Authors:  has authors talking about their books and provides resources about children’s fiction.