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Evaluating school classroom discussion
It is important to learn from classroom discussions, both for pupils and teachers. This...
It is important to learn from classroom discussions, both for pupils and teachers. This unit will help you, as a teacher, to evaluate such discussions in order to help students develop their understanding and use of spoken language. The ability to use language as a tool for constructing and sharing knowledge is applicable across the whole curriculum.
After studying this unit you will have:
- gained an understanding of ways that spoken language is used to create joint knowledge and understanding, and to pursue teaching and learning;
- considered the educational implications of some recent research on teaching and learning in face-to-face interactions;
- tried out some approaches to analysing the spoken language of teaching and learning.
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Evaluating school classroom discussion
This unit draws attention to the value of a sociocultural understanding of spoken language in the processes of teaching and learning. It focuses upon how language can be used for persuasion, control and argument, and how dialogue can act as an aid to development. Along with some background reading and activities this unit offers opportunities for the evaluation of some selected classroom talk.
This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Language and literacy in a changing world (E844), which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in this.
This is an extract from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free Educational Practice courses or view the range of currently available OU Educational Practice courses.
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Originally published: Thursday, 4th July 2013
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