ERIC Number: ED173817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Mediating Science Experience Through Talk. Language in the Classroom: A Series. 9.
This pamphlet is the ninth 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 that was undertaken to discover if exploratory talk played a significant role in mediating between science experiences and the solutions to problems in the secondary school. Excerpts from transcripts of student interactions are used to illustrate what the students were able to do with the relevant propositional knowledge at their disposal and the ways in which they explored their understanding of various problems through verbal behavior. (FL)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Expressive Language, Language Research, Language Usage, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, 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: Reports - Research; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Calgary Univ. (Alberta). Faculty of Education.
Note: For related documents, see CS 204 957-966