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Marion Meiers

Classroom communication

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The Digest Edition 2009/2 : Talking To Learn: Dialogue In The Classroom, Catherine Scott, Marion Meiers Aug 2012

The Digest Edition 2009/2 : Talking To Learn: Dialogue In The Classroom, Catherine Scott, Marion Meiers

Marion Meiers

This Digest is focused on research studies about using classroom talk for improving learning, and particularly on the use of teaching methods incorporating classroom dialogue. A selection of websites is listed and a full reference list provided. Links to those references for which full-text online access is freely available are also included. Classrooms are full of talk: some commentators have even suggested that schools are ‘saturated’ with it. There are different types of classroom talk for a range of different purposes. An international research study conducted in primary classrooms in five countries (the ‘Five Nations Study’) has demonstrated the powerful ...