Published in 1985. Dialogue between teacher and pupil is a crucial factor in the learning experience. This book questions the role of language as a ‘natural’ vehicle for learning and considers how it may, in fact, hinder communication. In a detailed examination of day-to-day language practices across a range of subjects, including English, History, Maths and Remedial teaching, in a particular comprehensive school, Robert Hull develops a powerful and coherent critique of the closed and limiting nature of the language employed by classroom teachers. By analysing the texts of school knowledge – worksheets, textbooks and teacher’s talk – and relating pupils’ views and responses to teachers’ intentions and attitudes, he indicates how pupils are denied access to that knowledge, and prevented from sharing their own, by those very practices which are intended to facilitate learning – talk which actually gets in the way of learning.
Written by a schoolteacher for schoolteachers, this book should help any training or practising teacher in the primary or secondary context concerned with the crucial relationship between language and learning to develop an alternative approach, and so make better sense in the classroom.
1. Introductory. 2. Meeting an Idea. 3. Correct Languages. 4. Making Things Easier. 5. Closure. 6. Apportioning Time. 7. The Construction of Writing. 8. The Place of Reading. 9. Intruding on Monologue
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