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Comparing evidence from dialogue with evidence from hinge-point questions

Taking decisions about what to do next in the learning is at the centre of assessment for learning. Teachers need to collect evidence in order to do this.

Sometimes teachers will select hinge-point questions to do this and sometimes they will ask challenging questions that stimulate dialogue.

In the next step you’ll look at one scenario from a maths lesson for 14 year olds. You’ll compare the use of a hinge-point question with a challenging question to stimulate dialogue. We’re looking forward to hearing which strategy you would have used in that scenario and your reasons why.

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