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Promoting Academic Talk in Schools
Global Practices and Perspectives

Edited By

Robyn Gillies

ISBN 9780367584740
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
200 Pages

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Book Description

Promoting Academic Talk in Schools brings together a rich array of recent research to explore how academic talk helps transform student experience across a variety of learning environments. Drawing on conceptual frameworks and evidence-based strategies, each chapter analyses the implications for practice in both formal and informal classroom settings.

The book covers topics from collaborative and productive talk to increasing student participation and parent-student talk outside of the classroom. With contributions from academics in Australia, the UK, the USA, and Spain, it provides a comprehensive Western perspective of academic talk in schools.

Promoting Academic Talk in Schools offers both theoretical perspectives and practical implications, making it an ideal resource for both researchers and postgraduate students in this burgeoning field.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Academic Talk in Schools: An Introduction

Robyn M. Gillies

Chapter 2: Promoting Academic Talk through Collaborative Reasoning

Tzu-Jung Lin, Shufeng Ma, Richard C. Anderson, May Jadallah, Jingjing Sun, Joshua A. Morris, Brian W. Miller, Rebecca Sallade

Chapter 3: Investigating Productive Academic Talk as Third Graders Interact with One Another: A project-based science/engineering curriculum, and mobile devices

Kathleen Marie Easley, and Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar

Chapter 4: Promoting Productive Student Participation Across Multiple Classroom Participation Settings

Noreen M. Webb, Megan L. Franke, Nicholas C. Johnson, Marsha Ing, Joy Zimmerman

Chapter 5: Turning Talk Around: Time for children to talk and teachers to listen in primary mathematics

Linda Hargreaves and Rocío García-Carrión

Chapter 6: Promoting Dialogic Discussion in Mathematics and Science Classrooms

Ellice A. Forman, and Calli Shekell

Chapter 7: Using Cooperative Learning in Reading to Promote Academic Talk with Students Aged 12-16 Years Old

Allen Thurston and Maria Cockerill

Chapter 8: Enhancing Parent-Child Language Interaction in the Pre-School Years

Keith Topping

Chapter 9: Supporting Teacher Learning and Use of Inquiry Dialogue with the Argumentation Rating Tool

Alina Reznitskaya and Ian A. G. Wilkinson

Chapter 10: Dialogic Talk in the Cooperative Classroom

Robyn M. Gillies

Chapter 11: Dialogue as Instruction: Purposeful and Response-able Writing Workshop Minilesson Talk in a Second Grade Classroom

Maureen P. Boyd, Valentyna Mykula, and Youngae Choi

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Robyn M. Gillies is Professor of Education at the University of Queensland, Australia.