Classroom Dialogue and Learning

Dr Victoria Cook, Dr Louis Major, Dr Sara Hennessy with Farah Ahmed, Elisa Calcagni and other colleagues from the Cambridge Educational Dialogue Research Group (CEDiR) | View as single page | Feedback/Impact

Self- and peer-assessment of the ground rules for talk

Students can be encouraged to reflect on how well they, and their group, are doing when using the ground rules for talk using the Thinking Together ‘Talk Tally’ (Dawes, 2010). This could form part of an Assessment for Learning activity in which students award themselves and/or their group ‘two stars and a wish’ to identify what they are currently doing well and what they might do next time to improve:


Dawes, L. (2010). Creating a Speaking and Listening Classroom. London: Routledge.