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