Culture, dialogue and learning: notes on an emerging pedagogy

N. Mercer, S. Hodgkinson (Editor), Robin John Alexander

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExploring Talk in School: Inspired by the Work of Douglas Barnes
Place of PublicationLondon
ISBN (Print)9781847873781
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Bibliographical note

Classroom talk, by which children make sense of what their peers and teachers mean, is the most important educational tool for guiding the development of understanding and for jointly constructing knowledge. So what practical steps can teachers take to develop effective classroom interaction? Bringing together leading international researchers and drawing on the pioneering work of Douglas Barnes, this book considers ways of improving classroom talk. Key Features Examines classroom communication and managing social relations Addresses talk in science classrooms Covers using critical conversations in studying literature Looks at exploratory talk and thinking skills Discusses talking to learn and learning to talk in the mathematics classroom Investigates the 'emerging pedagogy' of the spoken word With an accessible blend of theory, research and practice, the book will be a valuable resource for teachers, teacher-trainers, policy makers, researchers, and students.

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