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ERIC Number: EJ912617
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1175-8708
Teaching, Learning and Talking: Mapping "The Trail of Fire"
Jones, Pauline
English Teaching: Practice and Critique, v9 n2 p61-80 Sep 2010
This paper addresses the current resurgence of interest in classroom talk and its place in pedagogy; in particular the role of teachers in shaping students' learning through the design of classroom interactivity. The importance of teacher agency with respect to pedagogic design is highlighted in recent studies of pedagogy in the UK (Alexander, 2008; Mercer, 2008) and in linguistically oriented studies of pedagogic discourse undertaken in the Australian context (Christie, 2002; Jones, 2005). The paper presents a case study of classroom talk to explore how such work might be brought into alignment in order to shed further light on the construction of educational meanings through oral language. In doing so, the importance of understanding pedagogy as the dynamic construction of learning contexts through interaction and over time is highlighted. (Contains 4 tables, 3 figures and 8 footnotes.)
Wilf Malcolm Institute for Educational Research, University of Waikato. PB 3105, Hamilton, New Zealand. Tel: +64-7-858-5171; Fax: +64-7-838-4712; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia