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Transactive Discourse During Assessment Conversations On Science Learning, Homer Arthur Russell Iii May 2005

Transactive Discourse During Assessment Conversations On Science Learning, Homer Arthur Russell Iii

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Transactive Discourse During Assessment Conversations on Science Learning by Homer A. Russell III It has been argued that development of science knowledge is the result of social interaction and adoption of shared understandings between teachers and students. A part of understanding that process is determining how student reasoning develops in groups. Transactive discussion is a form of negotiation between group members as they interpret the meaning of their logical statements about a topic. More importantly, it is a form of discourse that often leads to cognitive change as a result of the interaction between group participants as they wrestle with ...