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ERIC Number: EJ1169356
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1323-9686
Inside a Gifted Class: Classroom Discourse Patterns, Teacher and Student Questions, and Teacher Revoicing
Ogurlu, Uzeyir
Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, v25 n1 p31-46 Jun 2016
This study examined how classroom discourse evolved in a gifted class and compared it with a non-gifted class at the same year level. The following features of classroom discourse were examined: Initiation-Response-Follow up (IRF) patterns, teacher and student questions, and teacher revoicing. To conduct the study, audiorecordings of classroom interactions in the subject of mathematics were collected over a six week period from a private elementary school that housed both gifted (n = 20) and non-gifted (n = 20) classes in Turkey. The findings indicated that both the gifted and the non-gifted classes were dominated by IRF interaction patterns. Nevertheless, extended IRF and student-initiated IRF sequences were more prevalent in the gifted classroom. Moreover, a greater number of authentic teacher questions were noted in the gifted classroom, and gifted students asked more on-topic questions. In terms of teacher revoicing, both incorporation and restatements were more common in the non-gifted classroom.
Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented. School of Education, The University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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