Developing classroom talk

Ward, Geoff (2004) Developing classroom talk. Thinking Classroom, 5 (3). pp. 41-43.

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Classroom Talk is a key part of learning in effective classrooms. Teachers need to develop group skills within the class, recognising the value of talk, ensuring that it is purposeful, and working on students’ confidence. Activities such as Group Prediction develop content knowledge as well as talk skills. Evaluation and skill development are both fostered by asking, “How will we know when we have good discussion skills?” Focused Discussions are more effective than activities like “Show and Tell.”

Item ID: 532
Item Type: Article (UNSPECIFIED)
ISSN: 1392-947X
Keywords: Thinking and learning, Talk, Instructional strategies
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2006
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