Challenge and Cognition – Increasing the level of challenge in teenage classes

In this webinar, Sarah Smith and Claire Steele look at increasing the level of challenge in the teenage classroom. To better challenge our teenage learners, and appeal to different abilities in the classroom, teachers must incorporate mastery and development tasks.…

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In this webinar, Sarah Smith and Claire Steele look at increasing the level of challenge in the teenage classroom.
To better challenge our teenage learners, and appeal to different abilities in the classroom, teachers must incorporate mastery and development tasks. ‘Tasks’ include everything you ask students to do for example, questions and answers, activities or projects.

Mastery Tasks (LOTs) are mastered by all learners in a short period of time regardless of prior learning. Developmental tasks (HOTs) stretch learners and develop cognitive skills.

Reformulating teacher questions also increases the level of challenge. Research shows that 60% of teachers’ questions involve remembering, 20% are procedural, and only 20% encourage thinking.

Finally, encouraging learners to choose their level of challenge (rather than teachers dictating it) and reflect on their choice fosters a sense of ownership and progress.

Session participants will be better able to:

Include mastery and developmental tasks in all lesson stages
Reformulate questions to encourage HOTs
Encourage learners to choose and reflect on the level of challenge.

Recorded on 13 January 2022

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