Developing Good Explanations

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Say that again? Developing good explanations for classroom teaching

About. The resource comprises one 5 page DfES document (drawn from a larger document - see related resources). It explores some characteristics of good explanations (including linking to questioning(ta)) explaining these thoroughly. It finishes with an activity for teachers to consider an observation (from video or organised) with a specific focus on 'explanation'.

Pedagogical content. This resource explores some characteristics of good explanations (including linking to questioning(ta)), explaining these thoroughly and linking them to pupils' ability to engage in active learning(ta) (edit)

Resource details
Title Developing Good Explanations
Topic [[Topics/CPD|CPD]]
Teaching approach

[[Teaching Approaches/Questioning|Questioning]],  [[Teaching Approaches/Active learning|Active learning]]

Learning Objectives

By the end of the document you should have considered some characteristics of good explanation and how they relate to classroom practice.

Format / structure



[[Resources/Teacher Education|Teacher Education]]

Age of students / grade

[[Resources/Secondary|Secondary]],  [[Resources/Higher|Higher]]

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