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ERIC Number: EJ820194
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Kindergarten Children Discussing the Fairness of Probabilistic Games: The Creation of a Primary Discursive Community
Tatsis, Konstantinos; Kafoussi, Sonia; Skoumpourdi, Chrysanthi
Early Childhood Education Journal, v36 n3 p221-226 Dec 2008
In this paper we analyse the language used by kindergarten children and their teacher while they discuss the fairness of two games that involved the concept of chance. Their discussions show that the children are able to overcome their primary intuitions concerning the fairness of a game and to comprehend the important role of materials. The children mostly used counting strategies in order to justify their opinion; this reveals the establishment of a primary discursive community based on the premise that each opinion should be justified in order to be accepted by the other children and the teacher.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Kindergarten
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Language: English
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