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National Strategies: effective demonstrations

This study guide offers practical suggestions for you to use in the classroom to develop effective demonstrations. All the strategies have been tried and tested by teachers.  You can either use this for departmental training sessions or individually.

 Included are sections on:

  • Why carry out demonstrations?
  • Reviewing your own practice
  • What makes a demonstration effective?
  • Using demonstrations to develop higher-order thinking skills
  • Planning demonstrations
  • Demonstrations for ‘open days’ and similar events
  • Safety and some myths



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