To plenary, or not to plenary…


that is the question!  What a difference a day makes!  I have been in a school today for observations and the vast difference in classes can answer and reassure you on so many questions but can also raise so many more… I have written in my journal about the different pedagogy observed and also my own feelings on the differences in year groups at primary.  Should it be that year 1 children are not encouraged to discuss ideas and understanding?  Is it because it is believed at such a young age they would not be able to sustain a relevant conversation?  Is this kind of practice on promoted in older year groups?  Let me know your thoughts by adding a comment here.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Gillian Halliday on September 25, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Not at all,
    Children can reason as soon as they can talk and should be encouraged always to give their opinions and listen to the opinions of others. This way they will develop empathy and higher level thinking skills.
    Gill

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