It closely relates the research findings to real-life classrooms, so that it is of practical value to teachers and students concerned that their children are offered the best possible learning opportunities. The authors provide a clear, accessible and well-illustrated case for the importance of dialogue in children's intellectual development and support this with a new and more educationally relevant version of socio-cultural theory, which explains the fascinating relationship between dialogues and learning.
In educational terms, a sociocultural theory that relates social, cultural and historical processes, interpersonal communication and applied linguistics, is an ideal way of explaining how school experience helps children learn and develop. By using evidence of how the collective construction of knowledge is achieved and how engagement in dialogues shapes children's educational progress and intellectual development, the authors provide a text which is essential for educational researchers, postgraduate students of education and teachers, and is also of interest to many psychologists and applied linguists.
Mercer and Littleton emphasise the importance of genuine dialogue to children's learning and development.
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Another driver of new pedagogic developments lies in growing understanding of the social dynamics of classrooms. A classic study of this was provided by Edwards and Mercer Reading More widely though, socio-cultural theories provided a completely new way of thinking about teaching see Readings Chapter 7, for a paper from Vygotsky and for several other socio-cultural selections.
- Vygotsky | Simply Psychology?
- ÇA MARCHE ! (Les introuvables) (French Edition).
- Vygotsky's theory differs from that of Piaget in a number of important ways:;
Daniels explores the pedagogic implications of a wide range of work which has been influenced by Vygotsky's theories of learning, and illustrates how Vygotskian theory can be applied in the classroom. Tharp and Gallimore Reading They set out a four-stage model of learning in which different types of assistance in performance are characteristic. Mercer uses examples of talk, recorded in classrooms and other places, to show how teachers and learners, or learners working together, succeed and fail in guiding learning and constructing knowledge.
Fisher's is an interesting book about teaching children how to discuss matters of importance in ways that help develop their thinking, learning and literacy skills. By using evidence of how the collective construction of knowledge is achieved, and how engagement in dialogues shapes children's educational progress and intellectual development, the authors provide a text which will be essential for educational researchers, postgraduate students of education and teachers, and also of interest to many psychologists and applied linguists.
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- Global Sociology: Introducing Five Contemporary Societies, 6th edition;
- The Old Arm-Chair (Illustrated);
- Dialogue and the Development of Children's Thinking;
- Taming of My Wench.
- Life, Love, Laughter: Celebrating Your Existence;
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar Abstract Even casual observations of children's everyday lives reveal that they are constantly engaged in talk and other forms of social interaction.