Oral Language 1-Day Workshops: The Pedagogy and the Practice by Cognition Education

Professional development (PD) Auckland

Posted: 26 April 2019
Notice reference #: 1H9tVi

There is a growing body of research that demonstrates how important oral language is for our learners. It supports social-emotional development, cognitive development and is a defining contributor in academic achievement. Employers are telling us that communication skills, the ability to work in collaborative ways, and the ability to be creative and innovative are highly important skills. As educators, we must take the lead in this space and work to build assessable, explicit and effective practices to integrate oracy in meaningful ways for our learners.

Del Costello is a Cognition Education consultant who specialises in building teacher capability in oral language across all curriculum areas. 

In this one-day workshop, Del Costello will:

  • Unpack the key research around oral language development and its impact within a school setting
  • Explore the pedagogy of oracy
  • Give insight into what effective oral language practice might look like
  • Provide the opportunity to reflect on oral language practice at your school or in your classroom

When: There are three dates available to attend 27 May, 26 July, and 27 September.

All workshops will run from 9am–3pm.

Where: Kohia Centre – University of Auckland, Gate 2, 74 Epsom Avenue, Epsom, Auckland 1023.

Car parking location at Kohia Centre, University of Auckland. Level three of the multi-story carpark (“CP”) has an allocated sign-posted area for Kohia Centre visitors. A walkway bridge joins the carpark to the Kohia Centre.

Events summary


27 May 2019 – 27 May 2019


26 July 2019 – 26 July 2019


27 September 2019 – 27 September 2019

Further information

Contact: Christine Laycock

 (09) 638 4760