Oracy in the classroom: a new approach to learning and thinking together

Teaching students how to express themselves with confidence might seem a priority but until Cambridge researchers developed a teacher-friendly method to teach this skill, none existed. Their Oracy Skills Framework has informed curriculum development in over 1,100 schools in the UK and beyond, and oracy is now in use in all Welsh schools. Their Research Lesson Study (RLS) supports teachers in working together to develop oracy-based classroom learning, and is used in around 20% of English schools and increasing numbers of schools in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. RLS is also now used in 7,000 schools across Kazakhstan.

Added 10 November 2022; updated 2 May 2023.