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Smith, Prudence M.; Hackling, Mark W. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Students' thinking and learning in inquiry-based science is contingent on them being able to participate in substantive conversations so they explore their ideas and develop reasons and explanations for the outcomes of their investigations. While teachers understand the importance of talk for student learning, they are often unaware of the impact…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Discussion (Teaching Technique)