Action, Talk, and Text: Learning and Teaching Through Inquiry

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Gordon Wells
Teachers College Press, 2001 - Education - 231 pages
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This book draws from six years work by the Developing Inquiring Communities in Education Project (DICEP) to provide a range of practical, replicable methods for building collaborative communities, in which democratic principles of education may be realized. Recognizing that each classroom is unique in its makeup, its context, and its history, these seasoned teacher-researchers rely heavily on discourse, both spoken and written, to engage students in the active learning process. Their findings are striking and clear, and testify to the exciting potential that dialogic interaction and collaborative knowledge building have for the field of education.

Key features of this book are: identification of appropriate research questions; real-life teaching strategies based on extensive hands-on experience in the field; and workable suggestions for facilitating inquiry-based learning and teaching.

 

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Contents

ON THE TRAIL OF THE SUPERHEROES
1
Chapter
4
Chapter
8
Chapter I
10
Site
20
An Examination of the Development of Classroom Community
25
Chapter 2
29
Asking Questions Building
41
Creativity Compassion Community
134
Chapter 7
145
Exploring the Value
150
ON FREEING THE CHILDREN
165
The Case for Dialogic Inquiry
171
ON WRITING GOOD GUYS
187
MEDIA SUMMARIES
194
Look How Weve Grown
195

Chapter 3
47
Class Meetings
60
NEW PERSPECTIVES ON
66
Learning to Pay Attention to Other Modes of Meaning Making
78
Chapter 5
86
Developing a KnowledgeBuilding
99
Chapter 6
113
Conventions of Transcription
201
ANNOTATED LIST OF FIGURES FROM
209
DICEP Publications
213
Index
221
REFERENCES 233
233
INDEX 245
245
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