ERIC Number: EJ519678
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
What Is Classroom Discussion? A Look at Teachers' Conceptions.
Larson, Bruce E.; Parker, Walter C.
Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, v11 n2 p110-26 Win 1996
Explores three social-studies teachers' conceptions of classroom discussion, focusing on discussion's defining characteristics and purpose and influences on usage. Data included interview and think-aloud responses and classroom observations. Teachers view discussion as recitation, teacher-directed conversation, open-ended exploration, a challenging inquiry method, and a gateway to real-world applications. (26 references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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