Educational dialogues

Littleton, Karen and Mercer, Neil (2013). Educational dialogues. In: Hall, Kathy; Cremin, Teresa; Comber, Barbara and Moll, Luis C. eds. International Handbook of Research on Children’s Literacy, Learning and Culture. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 291–303.



In this chapter we explore the nature and significance of classroom-based educational dialogues for children's development and learning. Drawing on socio-cultural theory and contemporary educational research we consider initiatives designed to foster 'dialogic teaching' and interventions designed to enhance the quality of children's group work.

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