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ERIC Number: EJ1104332
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
Speaking and Listening in the Primary Curriculum: Some Themes and Their Impact
Westgate, David; Hughes, Maureen
Education 3-13, v44 n4 p478-495 2016
In a previous phase of a project based in a group of UK primary schools, speaking and listening was found to be an effective focus for improved learning across the curriculum and for teachers' professional development. At the project's second stage and in the light of recently changed Department for Education guidelines, these findings have been extended to exploration of strategies in the development of pupils' communicative skills and the potential value of these when transferred to other, cross-curricular contexts. Teachers' perspectives have again been considered, in terms of their ability to manage the strategies but also of the impact on their views of themselves and their role. Data in the form of transcribed classroom recordings, observations and interviews, plus teachers' diaries and pupils' work, have been analysed for these purposes. They show that the skills in question can indeed be taught and will transfer across contexts when teaching is of a "dialogic character.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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