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Supporting Active Participation in Lessons Through Pre-teaching

Explore how to use pre-teaching and assigning competence as strategies to support learners to keep up with their peers.

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Supporting Active Participation in Lessons Through Pre-teaching
  • Duration5 weeks
  • Weekly study2 hours
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  • Extra BenefitsFrom $44Find out more

Empower your pupils and reduce the attainment gap through pre-teaching

On this course, you will develop your teaching skills as you explore the benefits of using pre-teaching and assigning competence as strategies for intervention with learners of all ages.

Learning from experts in the field as well as your teaching peers, you will explore relevant teaching research and learn key strategies to apply in intervention, as well as whole class sessions.

Upon completion of this course, you will have a deeper understanding of how to support your pupils to access age-appropriate learning and be active and influential participants in lessons.

We understand that in the current climate you may not be able to undertake some of the activities that involve working with children. However, we are confident that the content of this course is still relevant and will support you to plan for future work.

What topics will you cover?

  • Understand the barriers to learning and the current education context
  • Introduction to and exploration of pre-teaching
  • Introduction to and exploration of assigning competence
  • Further develop effective use of pre-teaching and assigning competence
  • Review and reflect

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Develop strategies for obtaining equitable classrooms
  • Identify the best use of pre-teaching
  • Interpret assigning competence in order to raise status of learners in the classroom
  • Explore how to use pre-teaching and assigning competence to raise the attainment of learners
  • Improve upon self-reflection and teaching practice

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for those who teach learners of any age, as well as school leaders and those responsible for education intervention.

Who will you learn with?

I work for Babcock Education as the Lead Maths Adviser and am the Jurassic Maths Hub Primary Lead. Our maths team is nationally recognised, leads action research projects and publishes extensively.

I work for Babcock Education as a mathematics adviser. My role involves supporting schools locally & nationally, leading training events, research groups & writing publications.

I work for Babcock LDP as a Primary Maths Adviser and as a KS1 moderator. I support schools, lead projects and deliver training across the UK. I am also on the NCETM’s (CPD) Standard Holder's panel.

I work as a maths advisor for Babcock Education. My work involves supporting teachers, head teachers and trainee teachers locally and nationally with all aspects of primary maths education.

Who developed the course?

Babcock Education

Babcock Education, the largest integrated service provider for education improvement and specialist intervention services in the UK.

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