Action, Talk, and Text

Action, Talk, and Text

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This book draws from six yearsAÂ’ 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.|But| all of this |talking and dramatic play] is so valuable that you wouldna#39;t have anything on the page if it didna#39;t ... their country from economic and moral demise ( which seems to be a major theme of the popular media for adults). ... Thus, all mentioned literacy activities that, in my terms, were social practices energized by familiar social goals, including play (with friends and ... For example, Jill explained how her second graders engaged in an activity based on Frog and Toad Are Friendsanbsp;...

Title:Action, Talk, and Text
Author: Gordon Wells
Publisher:Teachers College Press - 2001

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