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ERIC Number: EJ944174
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Less Talk but Better Teacher Feedback
Jang, Jeong-yoon; Stecklein, Jason
Science and Children, v48 n9 p80-83 Jul 2011
As education researchers who have studied the feedback patterns of teachers using an argument-based inquiry approach, the authors have found a simple way to do this: Talk less but offer better feedback. In this article, the authors discuss the use of teacher redirects as a way of improving the quality of their feedback so that students can engage in productive student-to-student science discussions. The examples they share are from second-, fourth-, and fifth-grade classrooms, but the idea of using teacher redirects to promote student-to-student discussion is applicable to any classroom setting. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Grade 4; Grade 5
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A