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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.

5,343 enrolled on this course

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  • Duration

    5 weeks
  • Weekly study

    2 hours

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

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

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.

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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