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Widening access to educational opportunities through teaching children how to reason together

Wegerif, Rupert; Littleton, Karen; Dawes, Lyn; Mercer, Neil and Rowe, Denise (2004). Widening access to educational opportunities through teaching children how to reason together. Westminster Studies in Education, 27(2) pp. 143–156.

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DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0140672042000277099
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Abstract

This paper reports on a project to explore the impact of promoting exploratory talk as the medium of teaching across the curriculum for 6- and 7-year-old pupils in three primary schools in the UK. We found that this focus on teaching through exploratory talk (which we call the Thinking Together approach) enabled the children to work together more inclusively and more effectively, improving their social skills and, at the same time, their use of language for reasoning and learning.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2004 Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISSN: 1470-1359
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Centre for Language and Communication
Education and Language Studies
Other Departments > University Secretary's Office
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 11633
Depositing User: Karen Littleton
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2008 05:25
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2014 09:22
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/11633
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