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ERIC Number: ED312218
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
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Dynamic Discourse: Tactics, Designs, and Teacher Attitudes.
Hauser, Jerald
High level thinking abilities extend beyond just command of facts and concepts. More crucial is idea use and refinement through discourse encounters. Thinking in classrooms is served by dialogic teachers who understand and use the right discourse tactics and designs. Effective discourse will usually be accompanied by: (1) extended idea exchanges; (2) participation of teachers and students sharing opinions; (3) engaged and higher order thinking energies; (4) attitude flexibility; (5) willingness to discuss uncertainties; (6) willingness by all, or most, to share knowledge and opinions; and (7) participants becoming more competent and confident about their communication abilities. Tactics are teacher controlled with students in the mode of prompted responders. Designs are an array of extended and consequential activities and assignments embedded into content units and intended to generate sincere, autonomous, and spontaneous discourse episodes. Documentation and pragmatic recommendations for tactics and especially designs are comprehensive. A group evaluation form is appended. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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