Developing Good Explanations
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)
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[[Teaching Approaches/Questioning|Questioning]], [[Teaching Approaches/Active learning|Active learning]]
By the end of the document you should have considered some characteristics of good explanation and how they relate to classroom practice.
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[[Resources/Teacher Education|Teacher Education]]
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See other DfE(i) resources
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- This resource is part of the DfES resource "Pedagogy and practice: Teaching and learning in secondary schools" (ref: 0423-2004G) which can be downloaded from the National Archives http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110809101133/nsonline.org.uk/node/97131 The whole resource (512 pages) can be downloaded as a pdf File:Pedagogy and Practice DfES.pdf
- The resource booklets, and many 'harvested' documents are available to download, generally in editable formats from the ORBIT resources, see Category:DfE.
- The videos from the accompanying DVDs are available: Video/Pedpack1 and Video/Pedpack2