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ERIC Number: EJ778956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0883-0355
Stand-Alone Computers Supporting Learning Dialogues in Primary Classrooms
Wegerif, Rupert; Littleton, Karen; Jones, Ann
International Journal of Educational Research, v39 n8 p851-860 2003
This paper focuses on three distinctive ways in which educational software can support learning dialogues in primary classrooms. After a re-capitulation of published research on Initiation, "Discussion," Response, Feedback (IDRF) exchanges, where the computer is used to stimulate discussion and then direct it through using feedback, we ask if there are other ways in which educational software and pedagogy can combine to support learning dialogues. We describe the effect of combining preparation for exploratory talk at the computer with group strategy games played against the computer and then we discuss, with examples, the role of software (in this case Bubble Dialogue) that allows groups to externalise their thoughts in order to reflect upon them. We argue that these three types of educational activity exemplify distinctive ways in which the computer enters into and supports educational dialogues.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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