Exploring Talk in School Inspired by the Work of Douglas Barnes

ISBN-10: 1847873790

ISBN-13: 9781847873798

Edition: 2008

Authors: Neil Mercer, Steve Hodgkinson

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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. Chapters cover: - classroom communication and managing social relations; - talk in science classrooms; - using critical conversations in studying literature; - exploratory talk and thinking skills; - talking to learn and learning to talk in the mathematics classroom; - 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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Book details

List price: $64.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 10/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Introduction
Exploratory Talk for Learning
Talking a Way to Understanding in Science Classrooms
From Exploratory Talk to Critical Conversations
The Value of Exploratory Talk
Talking to Learn and Learning to Talk in the Mathematics Classroom
Culture, Dialogue and Learning: Notes on an Emerging Pedagogy
Talking Texts into Being: On the Social Construction of Everyday Life and Academic Knowledge in the Classroom
Teachers' Use of Feedback in Whole-Class and Group-Based Talk
Reflections on the Study of Classroom Talk
Exploratory Talk and Dialogic Inquiry
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