Oral Language | The Pedagogy and the Practice Workshops

Professional development (PD) Auckland

Posted: 16 March 2020
Notice reference #: 1HA6aQ

Back again for 2020! Due to the success of the events held last year, Cognition Education is pleased to present our Oral Language workshops: The Pedagogy and the Practice. Again, these events will be hosted by our resident Oral Language expert, Del Costello.

We all know 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 collaborate 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 ways to integrate oracy in meaningful ways for our learners.

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

In this one-day workshop, Del 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 an opportunity to reflect on oral language practice at your school or in your classroom.

Last year’s workshops received glowing reviews:

“The workshop was extremely relevant with a good mix of research, practical activities and helping everyone to consider how to move our own school's current practice forward.”

“The collaborative aspect of the workshop was beneficial. I enjoyed meeting and listening to the other participants.”

“The content was affirming, informative and practical and the sound research gave us food for thought.”

This workshop is not to be missed if you wish to improve oral language as a foundation skill across your school and lift student achievement. Secure your spot NOW booking one of three dates

Let’s get talking!

Events summary


03 April 2020 – 03 April 2020


24 July 2020 – 24 July 2020


25 September 2020 – 25 September 2020

Further information

Contact: Christine Laycock

 (09) 638 4760