learning through talk developing learning dialogues in the primary classroom

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Learning Through Talk

Author : Heather Luxford
ISBN : 9781136609619
Genre : Education
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Learning through Talk is a practical handbook. It is designed to help teachers and others working with five to eleven year olds develop the key skills which will enable their pupils to use talk effectively for learning. The activities within the book encourage thinking and learning across the curriculum and help pupils to improve their communication skills and become independent learners. This book provides: Advice and practical guidance on developing the essential skills of participation, collaboration, positive challenge, resolving differences and reflection A series of motivating and exciting workshop activities Photocopiable resources to support workshops with links to video material on the companion website A practical, blended resource, Learning through Talk helps teachers shift their focus to evaluate the quality of pupils’ talk as an insight into the learning process. The authors present tried and tested methods for reflection, including the use of a video diary room, an example of which is accessible online via the Companion Website. An invaluable guide for both trainee and practising teachers, this book will provide those working with children with a practical framework to improve talk and communication in their classrooms in line with current curriculum developments.

Challenging Learning Through Dialogue

Author : James Nottingham
ISBN : 9781506376509
Genre : Education
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Using classroom discussions to teach good habits of thinking Research shows that classroom discussion has a major effect on student learning. So, how do we get students to talk more? Challenging Learning Through Dialogue transforms the most up-to-date research into practical strategies that work. Readers will learn How to build in more “wait-time” for better quality thinking and questioning from students How to use dialogue to teach reasoning, collaboration, and good habits of thinking The three types of dialogue and how to teach the most effective version: exploratory talk Dozens of practical strategies for exploratory dialogue Global examples of fun ways to teach dialogue

Children As Philosophers

Author : Joanna Haynes
ISBN : 9781134064014
Genre : Education
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Since the publication of the first edition of Children as Philosophers in 2002 there has been an enormous growth of interest in philosophy with children. This fully revised second edition suggests ways in which you can introduce philosophical enquiry to your Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship teaching and across the curriculum. The book demonstrates children’s capacities to engage in sophisticated processes of dialogue and enquiry about a wide range of issues and underlines the importance of listening to children’s ideas. The author discusses the pleasures and challenges for adults in managing discussion and responding to children's claims to knowledge in the philosophical arena. The author also addresses the well-established Philosophy for Children movement, developed in the USA and Australia and links this to the principles of Every Child Matters. This fascinating book is an invaluable resource for all teachers and trainees seeking a thoughtful and contextualised introduction to the theory and practice of philosophical enquiry with children, including: expanded discussion on children’s voice and participation at school the theory and practice of dialogical approaches to teaching and learning new evidence of the educational impact of philosophy with children in the classroom what should inform the professional choice of resources for teaching philosophy wider international debates about learning styles, skills and intelligence. New reports are presented from children, teachers, from the fields of Gifted and Talented and Special Needs Education and from international research carried out over the last five years.

Literacy And Learning Through Talk

Author : Roy Corden
ISBN : 0335204511
Genre : Education
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Focuses on the inter-relationship between reading, writing and speaking and listening. This work blends theory, research and practice to show how an integrated programme of work can be developed to ensure that literacy is taught in a vibrant and stimulating way. It also examines strategies for developing successful group work.

Thinking And Learning With Ict

Author : Rupert Wegerif
ISBN : 041530475X
Genre : Computers
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Primary teachers need to incorporate the use of computers in their daily lesson plans, but how can this be done most effectively to promote learning skills in the classroom? In this fascinating book, Lyn Dawes and Rupert Wegerif outline a strategy for enhancing the effectiveness of computers for teaching and learning with an emphasis on: * raising pupil achievement in the core subject areas * developing collaborative learning in small groups * using group discussions as a way of improving general communication, as well as thinking and reasoning skills. The approach is to use computers as a support for collaborative learning in small groups and this book presents ways to prepare pupils for talking, learning and thinking together around computers. Excerpts from pupils' discussions illustrate the main issues and guidance on lesson planning and developing and choosing appropriate software is also provided. Thinking and Learning with ICT will be a valuable resource for primary teachers and student teachers.

Better Than Best Practice

Author : Adam Lefstein
ISBN : 9781134653829
Genre : Education
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Better than Best Practice offers a new way of thinking about classroom practice, professional development, and improving teaching and learning. This companion book and website together offer a selection of rich and realistic video-based case studies, context and narrative, step-by-step guidance through key issues, and commentary and debate from a range of expert contributors. Carefully chosen video clips from primary school literacy lessons show real teachers in a variety of often knotty situations: classroom conversations that take unexpected turns; grappling with assessment; managing disagreements, to name a few. The book explores the educational potential of classroom talk and, in particular, the promise and problems of dialogic pedagogy. With an emphasis on the complexity and ‘messiness’ of teaching, Better than Best Practice considers how to learn from observing and discussing practice in order to develop professional judgment. It offers practical advice on how to organise and facilitate video-based professional development in which teachers share their practice with colleagues in order to learn from one another’s challenges, problems, dilemmas and breakthroughs. This exciting new resource argues that critical discussions of practice, which highlight dilemmas instead of prescribing solutions, help to develop and support thoughtful, flexible, and insightful practitioners: an approach that is better than best practice.

Teaching Speaking And Listening In The Primary School

Author : Elizabeth Grugeon
ISBN : 9781135396701
Genre : Education
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Speaking and listening, along with reading and writing, are essential components of literacy and learning development within the National Primary Strategy. This best-selling introductory text updates teachers on national developments and best practice in speaking and listening in the classroom through: speaking and listening issues: a review story-telling and drama oral and popular culture and media planning for talk across the curriculum the impact of ICT: software, email, internet, computer games.

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