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ERIC Number: EJ951003
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0966-9760
Thinking Together: Exploring Aspects of Shared Thinking between Young Children during a Computer-Based Literacy Task
Wild, Mary
International Journal of Early Years Education, v19 n3-4 p219-231 2011
This study considers in what ways sustained shared thinking between young children aged 5-6 years can be facilitated by working in dyads on a computer-based literacy task. The study considers 107 observational records of 44 children from 6 different schools, in Oxfordshire in the UK, collected over the course of a school year. The study raises questions about how we evaluate children's thinking and suggests that recorded discourse is not the only indicator of shared thinking. Non-verbal signifiers of mutual attention are valuable indices of thinking. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)