About the Lecture
Since the so-called "PISA shock", people have been thinking about how teaching in schools must change in order to impart competences of problem solving, knowledge transfer and subject-specific argumentation. Very often, reference is made in this context to cognitively activating teaching. An important methodological element of cognitively activating teaching is leading conversations that challenge students to think along with others and support joint problem solving. The lecture deals with the question of how such a way of leading a conversation can be learned. Characteristics of cognitively activating conversation will be presented and insight will be given into a training programme for developing the corresponding skills. The characteristics and the programme will be explained using examples of cognitively activating mathematics teaching at primary schools.