This teacher-friendly book focuses on how secondary students learn and how those in different roles in schools can promote their learning.

Learning Conversations1
Learning conversations

In this chapter we examine an important aspect of supporting young people's learning – individual learning conversations, sometimes called mentoring or academic tutoring.

Here we use ‘tutoring’ to refer to a structured conversation between tutor and tutee with an explicit focus on learning. It is not necessarily a role of the form tutor only – we see tutoring as a function that can be undertaken by a number of different people. We argue for an approach that structures the learning conversation around the Do, Review, Learn and Apply cycle of learning that we refer to throughout this book.

Tutoring is not a new concept, it has been happening for a long time, both formally and informally. There is no one accepted term: it is ...

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