Allison and Tharby

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Six principles to support great teaching and learning.

Shaun Allison and Andy Tharby are practising UK teachers.  Although their excellent book is not directly based on the sources of evidence we use here,  their ‘six principles’ are entirely consistent with the 6-step approach.

Although the book is well researched / referenced, it has the distinct advantage that, being written by teachers, in having useful anecdotes and examples which bring the theory alive.

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Allison and Tharby: Six principles

  1. Challenge
  2. Explanation (link to prior knowledge, working memory limit, link abstract to concrete)
  3. Modelling
  4. Practice
  5. Feedback
  6. Questioning