104 pages | 7 B/W Illus.
Debate and critical oracy allow students to deepen their knowledge and understanding of academic subjects, while simultaneously developing their communication and critical thinking skills, which can be hugely effective in increasing attainment. This book, written by an experienced teacher and founder of The Noisy Classroom, aims to help students learn to argue, disagree and debate in a constructive manner. Packed with resources and engaging exercises, it shows teachers how to develop an argument-culture in the classroom that promotes open-mindedness and encourages students to explore new perspectives, defend views or challenge others.
Divided into two parts, The Noisy Classroom includes
The book brings together activities gathered and tested over twenty years of working in debate, oracy and education. It is intended for school teachers, including both NQTs and more experienced practitioners.
Part one: The case for critical oracy
1. What is critical oracy
2. Why is oracy important?
3. Overcoming barriers to using critical oracy in the classroom.
4. The role of senior leaders and teachers in a school of noisy classrooms
5. Trouble Shooting
Part two: What to do in your classroom: the activities
1. Parliamentary debate
2. Other debate formats
3. Shorter activities
4. In character
5. Formats for critical group or whole class work
6. Formats for critical pair discussion
7. Activities to explicitly develop oracy skills
Bibliography and useful links