Wednesday 21 March 2012

Serious question re classroom discussion

How many hours a week is it possible to have a discussion with a class or within a class where ideas are discussed - not as a debate with 'sides' but simply discussing ideas? And parallel with that: how many hours or minutes a week is it possible to talk about feelings? Or both at the same time?

This kind of discussion might arise out of a book, a poem, a song, a piece of art - or just stimulated by something that has happened or that someone has seen. Or indeed from eg Philosophy lesson or Circle Time.

Answers please on a postcard - no - on facebook or twitter please.

Just curious to know how much room there is for this sort of thing now. Any Key Stage.