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Honing Your Knowledge Skills by Nancy Johnson, Mariana Funes

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Appendix 1:Conversationalliteracy in action

Chapters 5 and 6 describe a set of skills which expert knowledge managers can use when determining what is relevant in a new subject area. We now present some segments of an interview with a Deputy Head of a London School (SA). Our comments are in square brackets and the linguistic expressions being targeted are in italics. The interviewer (I) uses the toolbag presented in Chapter 6.

SA:

It depends on the outcomes I want. The topics are less important than getting the learning outcomes. I know the children, so I know what I want to get to build what I want.

I:

What are the basic principles you follow?

SA:

You have to make sure that the topics challenge the pupils, you are after expanding limits, ...

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