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Ministry of Education.

Use the language of learning

As the literacy leader you will play an important role in fostering effective home-school partnerships. Current research highlights the benefits of ensuring that parents and whanau are familiar with the language of learning in schools. The Flaxmere Project showed that parents who understood the importance of deliberate practice opportunities, the differences between surface and deep knowing, the meaning of learning intentions and success criteria were better able to talk to their children and support them in their learning. Encourage your teachers to share assessment data with their students, to use correct terminology in the classrooms and to talk to their parents using this language of learning, especially when discussing progress and how this is being achieved.

‘It is a way of thinking that makes the difference’ (Hattie, 2012)

Published on: 02 Mar 2016