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Putting the context into oracy: The construction of shared knowledge through classroom discourse

Maybin, Janet; Edwards, Derek and Mercer, Neil (1988). Putting the context into oracy: The construction of shared knowledge through classroom discourse. In: Maclure, M; Phillips, T and Wilkinson, A eds. Oracy Matters. English language and education series. Milton Keynes: Open University Press, pp. 122–134.

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Oracy concerns competence in talking and listening. But it concerns far more than that, for it's a condition of learning, a state of being in which the whole school should operate. This recognition of the wider role of oracy means that there is now a new tide flowing, not just in an individual subject area, but throughout the curriculum, recognized by the establishment of the National Oracy Project.

The International Convention at the University of East Anglia in 1987 ws the first major conference to take oracy as its theme, and the papers selected from it which are included in the book include the latest work of some of the leading scholars and teachers in the field.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 1988 Open University Press
ISBN: 0-335-15855-2, 978-0-335-15855-3
Keywords: children's language; oral communication; listening
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Centre for Language and Communication
Education and Language Studies
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 20230
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Date Deposited: 04 May 2010 15:23
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 07:58
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