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Listening to the Learner

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Summary

A panel of leading practitioners argue that listening more carefully to pupils could help solve some difficult learner problems.

They also suggest that structured dialogues can help pupils audit their skills and feel more confident about how to progress. The panel highlight research that has shown with the right support, students can talk about their learning needs in surprisingly sophisticated and helpful ways.

The panel base their discussions around the Follow the Learner series, filmed at Hove Park School in Brighton. They give frank opinions on what they feel the programmes reveal about the importance of gaining a better understanding of the student's point of view.

The experts are:

  • Corinne Franceschi, deputy head of Gable Hall School and former SSAT adviser
  • Phil Beadle, consultant and author
  • Heather Flint, former headteacher of Waldegrave School
  • Tom Barwood, education consultant
  • Brin Best, education consultant and author
  • Helen Todd, Edison achievement advisor

Published : Sep 2007

15 mins

Series

Follow the Learner

Whole School Issues

Secondary Personalised Learning

Secondary Pupil Voice

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