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#CCTLangs: MFL & Science of Learning

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North Bridge House Senior & Sixth Form

6-9 Canonbury Place

London

N1 2NQ

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What is the 'Science of Learning' and what has it got to do with Modern Languages teaching? Following the publication of the Chartered College of Teaching's latest Impact journal, this event will explore how the science of learning can inform classroom practice as well as unpack the nature of learning a language: why is it difficult and how can we ease the cognitive load?

Programme:

9.45am Arrival, registration and refreshments.

10.00am Introduction: Chartered College and outline for the day

10.15am Ruth Bailey – what is the science of learning? Why is it important to us in the MFL classroom?

11.00am David Shanks: The role of technology in language learning

11.45am Break and discussion

12.00pm Jake Hunton: Cognitive Load

12.45pm Lunch*

1.30pm Choice of sessions.

Ruth Bailey – Follow up discussion and workshop from morning talk.

David Shanks – Discussion of Impact article (topic tbc)

Jude Hunton – Discussion of Impact article (topic tbc)

Cara Blenheim- The Science of Learning: what are its limits?

Dan MacPherson- Memory and modern languages

2.15pm Close

Confirmed Speakers:

David Shanks - David is Lead MFL Consultant for the Harris Federation. He is passionate about lifelong learning, sharing best practice and initial teacher training. His key interests lie in technology in the classroom, behaviour management, streamlining AFL and the use of film and creativity. His Masters research focussed on the use of ICT in language learning.

Ruth Bailey - Ruth is PGCE MFL tutor and PGCE co-director at the University of Bristol. After many years as a Languages teacher in schools in London, which included setting up a MFL department from scratch, she worked at CILT, the National Centre for Languages, as part of the GTP programme and as Key Stage 3 network coordinator. At the University of Bristol's School of Education this year, the PGCE team are working on a project entitled ‘Science of Learning for initial teacher education’.

Jake Hunton - Jake is Head of Modern Foreign Languages at Heart of England School in Solihull. He is the author of Fun Learning Activities for Modern Foreign Languages: A Complete Toolkit for Ensuring Engagement, Progress and Achievementves and writes regularly about how thr science of learning can inform MFL teaching. He belives in combining passionate, engaging and fast-paced MFL teaching with a focus on the highest achievement for all students.

Cara Bleiman - Cara has worked in inner-city London primary schools for the past 6 years as a class teacher, English subject leader and MFL coordinator. She now works as Mandarin primary specialist teacher for the Harris Federation. Before training as a primary school teacher she spent a year learning Mandarin in Taiwan on a Taiwanese ministry of education ‘language enrichment’ scholarship.

*Please note that lunch is not provided, but delegates will have access to several shops and cafés nearby for lunch.

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6-9 Canonbury Place

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