**FULLY BOOKED** Talking to Learn: developing thinking in and through dialogue

This event took place Friday June 24th, 2011

****THIS CONFERENCE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED**** This inspirational and practical conference jointly hosted by the OU and UKLA focuses on the development of young people’s thinking and explores contemporary research-based approaches to fostering ‘talking to learn’. Drawing on research evidence from primary and secondary classrooms, the conference offers the opportunity to explore the relationship between engagement in dialogue and learning. Delegates will be able to attend exciting workshops that offer practical strategies for considering: developing comprehension through conversation, talking in ICT contexts; 'The central role of talk in learning a new language’, the relationship between storytelling and story writing. Target Audience: Primary teachers, lecturers, advisers and consultants. This professional development opportunity will enable participants to: • Develop the quality of classroom talk and extend young people’s learning. • Examine ways to extend young people’s thinking through dialogue. • Engage with classroom activities that promote the development of dialogue. • Consider practical strategies to support the development of young people’s learning through talk. • Browse and buy UKLA books and become aware of OU resources/professional development opportunities.