Walking Talking Exams

Class Teaching

The 15 Minute Forum tonight was led by science teacher, Jody Chan.  The idea of ‘Walking Talking Exams’ (WTE) came from a PiXL meeting, attended by my Deputy Head colleague, Jane Squires.  Their approach to it is described in this article from The Guardian, and a quick search on Google revealed that you can even find videos of ‘Walking Talking Exams’ in action, such as this maths one.

I wouldn’t suggest you watch the whole thing – but it gives you a flavour of the process.

Jody has adapted the process for her classroom.  She felt that whilst her students had good scientific knowledge, they were losing too many marks, due to poor exam technique.  So she saw this strategy as a good way of supporting students to develop this.  In the past, like most teachers, when it came to practice exams, Jody set them the exam, the students did it…

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