To defamiliarise and challenge common discourses used in schools and classrooms

Aim

To defamiliarise and challenge common discourses used in schools and classrooms

Evidence and reflection

Make a note of any words or phrases used to characterise teaching and learning that are in common use in schools and classrooms. Reflect on how those words and phrases might positively or negatively affect students’ perceptions of themselves and their learning.

Extension

Based on your reflections, how might you phrase certain aspects of your classroom talk and writing to help students adopt a more positive attitude towards themselves and their learning.