ERIC Number: EJ906752
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
Creating "Third Spaces": Promoting Learning through Dialogue
Wilhelm, Jeffrey D.
Voices from the Middle, v18 n2 p55-58 Dec 2010
Wilhelm offers us a definition of "third spaces" as "more democratic and dialogic spaces than a classroom, as well as a metaphor for a space in which new, hybrid, and challenging discourses and real-world knowledge and applications are created." With helpful background and examples, he urges us to create such spaces for our students, adamant that the resulting learning becomes "separate from both home and work/school, while drawing on the resources of both. It becomes new, interesting, and real."
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Dialogs (Language), Middle Schools, Learning, Personal Narratives, Inquiry, Academic Discourse, Definitions
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
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