1st Edition

Promoting Academic Talk in Schools Global Practices and Perspectives

Edited By Robyn Gillies Copyright 2019
    200 Pages
    by Routledge

    200 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


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