From Communication to Curriculum

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Boynton/Cook Publishers, 1992 - Education - 210 pages
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Argues that personal and conversational interaction between teacher and pupil is a crucial aspect of the learning process. Using transcribed conversations from the classroom, this book analyzes the different styles of discourse showing the importance of unstructured conversations in schooling.

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Contents

Preface to the First Edition
9
Chapter Two Learning in Small Groups
34
Chapter Three Ways of Thinking about Classroom
79
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About the author (1992)

DOUGLAS BARNES was Reader in Education at the University of Leeds, England, until his retirement in 1989. After studying English literature at Cambridge University, he taught English at various British high schools for the first seventeen years of his career. In 1966, Barnes moved to the University of Leeds, expanding his interests to include research on the role of spoken and written language in school learning across the curriculum.

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