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'Don't think in your head, think aloud': ICT and exploratory talk in the primary school mathematics classroom

Monaghan, Frank (2005). 'Don't think in your head, think aloud': ICT and exploratory talk in the primary school mathematics classroom. Research in Mathematics Education , 7(1) pp. 83–100.

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This paper arises out of research into classroom activities conducted with Year 5 and Year 6 primary school students (9-10 year-olds). The study applied the ‘Thinking Together’ approach developed by Mercer and colleagues at the Open University in mathematics lessons involving the use of ICT. The study describes the use of mathematics software to promote collaborative thinking and exploratory talk in the mathematics classroom. Teachers were given training in the Thinking Together approach. They then conducted a series of lessons with students and explicitly taught them how to work and talk collaboratively to solve mathematical problems at the computer. These lessons were video-recorded and the transcripts analysed for evidence of ‘exploratory talk’. This paper reports on the role of the teacher, the students and the computer in developing exploratory talk.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: The Author
ISSN: 1754-0178
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Keywords: mathematics; exploratory talk; ICT; dialogic teaching and learning; primary; Thinking Together
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Language & Literacies
Item ID: 28841
Depositing User: Frank Monaghan
Date Deposited: 26 May 2011 14:29
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 16:22
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