Symposium at the University of York -
Educational talk and dialogic pedagogies: from research to impact
Date: Friday 27th March 2020
Time: 9:30-5:00 (registration 9:30-10:00)
Location: Spring Lane Building, University of York, Heslington West Campus
The symposium aims to bring together researchers and practitioners who are interested in the topics of classroom interaction, oracy in educational settings and pedagogies that promote the development of oral skills in the classroom and beyond. Research suggests that talk skills of teachers and students make a difference in supporting learner engagement and critical thinking and in raising educational outcomes. And yet, these vital skills tend to be taken for granted by both teachers and students. An emerging field of international research highlights the central role oral skills play in teaching and learning and beyond the classroom.
The symposium will welcome the following distinguished plenary speakers in the field: Dr Maureen Boyd (University at Buffalo), Dr Sara Hennessy (University of Cambridge), Dr Marion Heron (University of Surrey), and Dr Klára Šeďová (Masaryk University, Czech Republic).
Registration is now open
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Dr Marion Heron (Engin), BSc. (Hons), MA, EdD, SFHEA
Senior Lecturer in Higher Education
University of Surrey
Guildford GU2 7XH
Heron, M., & Corradini, E. (2020). Writing for professional recognition in higher education: understanding genre and expertise. Higher Education Research & Development, 1-14.
Heron, M. & Palfreyman, D. (2019) Developing Oracy Skills for Student Voice Work. In: Lygo-Baker S., Kinchin
I., Winstone N. (eds) Engaging Student Voices in Higher Education. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. 89-105.
Heron, M, (2019). Making the case for oracy skills in higher education: practices and opportunities, , 16(2) Available at:https://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/vol16/iss2/9
Heron, M. & Thompson, H. (2019). How do trainee teachers engage with a flipped learning approach? Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 35 (2), 92-106. https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/bi9J7rnT3Hkh7tIf5hNd/full?target=10.1080/21532974.2019.1568326
Heron, M. (2019) Pedagogic practices to support international students in seminar discussions, Higher Education Research & Development, 38:2, 266-279, DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2018.1512954