This project involves teachers from Lewisham and Southwark working together on a school-based enquiry project about dialogic teaching. The project is partnership between London South Teaching School Alliance and Rathfern Primary, Lewisham, a Chartered College Hub School. The project will run with the support of Cambridge University academics working on the Teacher Scheme for Educational Dialogue Analysis (T-SEDA), which has produced a practical tool kit to support teachers in engaging with enquiry projects around dialogic teaching in their own classrooms.
The research project seeks to explore the following questions:
The project will enable this by supporting teachers to effectively benchmark their own classroom practice in relation to dialogic teaching, using the Cambridge University designed T-SEDA tools. It will then introduce them to the dialogic teaching literature, and support them to design and implement a change to their own dialogic teaching practices. Finally, it will enable them to measure the impact of this change to practice, using the same T-SEDA tools. Teachers will attend two half day sessions and five twilights throughout the year, during which they will be supported to: