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POSTPONED Discourse by design 2022136W is a Course

POSTPONED Discourse by design 2022136W

May 29, 2022 - Dec 30, 2022

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Full course description

Date and time


Delivery mode

Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event


This learning event is right for you if you are a P-12 classroom teacher and/or school learning leader who wants to have greater clarity and understanding of explicit teaching strategies to maximise student outcomes through collaborative learning, questioning and the effective use of ‘talk’ in the classroom (both teacher and student talk).


This  webinar will focus on the use of discourse (talk) in the classroom. Participants will explore how teachers can design their classrooms using discourse effectively. They will evaluate their own use of language, questioning and talk supporting deep level learning through collaborative group work for students to think and talk to each other. Strategies for collaboration, questioning  and listening will be shared with practical strategies to use in the classroom and across a P-12 school context.

This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):

  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes                                                                                 
  • The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Student learning outcomes  

Relevant Australian professional standards for teachers

1.  Know students and how they learn

3.  Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

6.  Engage in professional learning

Key takeaways               

  • a deeper understanding how the research informs high-level teaching and learning practices in:
  • designing for discourse - talk and questioning
  • models of designing collaboration in the classroom
  • planning for effective talk and questioning 
  • use of questioning to stimulate deep level learning
  • developing and teaching core listening skills. 

Presenter information

Sophie Murphy 

Sophie is a highly experienced K-12 teacher and leader. She has taught and held leadership positions in both Primary and Secondary settings in multiple sectors for over the past 20 years. Sophie is currently completing her PhD with Professor John Hattie at the University of Melbourne. She has a passion and determination to translate essential educational research to the educational setting, keynoting at many leading international conferences recently working on many national and International projects including teaching high profile AFL coaches on the development of communicating their language and translation to players and internationally for National Geographic Learning in the USA.