ERIC Number: ED173815
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
The Energy of Talk. Language in the Classroom: A Series. 7.
Mowat, W. M.
This pamphlet is the seventh in a series of ten stemming from the view that language is central to learning, that teachers can gain insights into their work and into learning by examining the language of the classroom, and that current language theory can be the means to such insights. The pamphlet describes a project in which recordings of student conversations were used to illustrate that talk is vital to student development. Various sections discuss the theme of the project, the complexity of expressive talk, expressive talk as "indwelling," talk as a means of moving from security to risk and discovery and as a means of achieving a greater whole, and talk as a life-long task. (FL)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Expressive Language, Interpersonal Relationship, Language Usage, Linguistics, Peer Relationship, Secondary Education, Speech Skills, Teaching Methods
Language in the Classroom Project, Room 706, EDCI, Faculty of Education, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada ($1.00 per copy; set of 10, $9.00, enclose payment with order)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Calgary Univ. (Alberta). Faculty of Education.
Note: For related documents, see CS 204 957-966