Building mutually supportive Communities of Inquiry to share, analyse and discuss ideas and the reasoning that supports them.
Working in pairs and small collaborative groups to build confidence. Testing ideas and hypotheses in this way, as a preparation for engaging in whole-class debates and discussions.
Peer collaboration helps build children's confidence in expressing their ideas. It improves children's ability to listen to one another and to communicate clearly and consistently, as well as training them in maintaining focus on a specific issue.