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ERIC Number: EJ1039917
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1871-1502
Exploring Classroom Life through Cogenerative Dialogues
Higgins, Joanna; Bonne, Linda
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v9 n1 p53-61 Mar 2014
In response to Shady's reflection on his experience as a teacher-researcher in which he explored different cogen structures, we consider fluid participant configurations using cogens as a research method to provide insights into classroom life. Our cogens illuminated the role of symbolic, cultural and social capital in student-teacher alignments that changed across different classroom situations. In Shady's study, as well as our own, respectful student-teacher relationships that involved the teacher and students first establishing common social capital, enabled the teacher to "be in with" the students, and vice versa. We raise questions about how the structure of cogens might affect the nature of the dialogue that is cogenerated.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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