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Talk about texts: using ICT to develop children’s oral and literate abilities

Mercer, Neil; Fernandez, Manuel; Dawes, Lyn; Wegerif, Rupert and Sams, Claire (2003). Talk about texts: using ICT to develop children’s oral and literate abilities. Reading, 37(2) pp. 81–89.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9345.3702006
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Abstract

This article describes the outcomes of recent research on children's talk while engaged in joint literacy activities in primary school (Year 5). The research is based on a conception of talk as a tool for 'thinking together', with computer software being treated as a resource for organising and focusing children's involvement in collaborative activities. The results are used to discuss the value of classroom talk and computer-based activities for promoting children's literacy development.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1467-9345
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 827
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 26 May 2006
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2014 09:09
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/827
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