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Independent Learning In English

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Summary

John Bayley works with Stephen Black, head of English at Carshalton Boys Sports College, who is line managing Vanessa Ansa in her second year of teaching.

John and Stephen observe as Vanessa takes a Year 10 GCSE class where she encourages the boys to write a piece of original coursework, but the independent learning strategies she employs fails to engage nearly half the class.

In the lesson feedback, John Bayley challenges Stephen and Vanessa to use more explicit guidance on how the boys should be helped to learn independently, but John is surprised to discover that they're reluctant to take up his suggestion.

Published : Sep 2008

15 mins

Series

Classroom Observation with Bayley

Roles

Secondary Teacher

Subjects

Secondary English

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