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ERIC Number: EJ894266
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1463-9491
Talk about Text during Independent Writing: What Teacher-Student Interaction Suggests for How We Understand Students' Competence
Davidson, Christina
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v9 n1 p27?35 2008
Talk between students and their teachers is central to learning at school, yet students' competence is often understood as the outcome of instructional talk rather than essential to successful participation in instructional talk. Curriculum frameworks used to attribute students with levels of competence reflect these understandings. This article employs Conversation Analysis to consider student-teacher interaction during an independent writing lesson. Discussion of their interaction establishes the link between the student's taken-for-granted knowledge of teacher talk and the teacher's instruction. The finding suggests the importance of locating students' competence within the context of instructional talk between teachers and students.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia