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ERIC Number: EJ988678
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0883-0355
The Emergence of Inclusive Exploratory Talk in Primary Students' Peer Interaction
Rajala, Antti; Hilppo, Jaakko; Lipponen, Lasse
International Journal of Educational Research, v53 p55-67 2012
In this study, we examine a prominent type of classroom talk, exploratory talk, in primary school peer interactions. Exploratory talk has been shown to be productive in facilitating problem solving and fostering school achievement. However, within the growing body of research concerning exploratory talk, the relation between exploratory talk and asymmetries of talk has not been scrutinized. In this study, we (i) introduce two novel types of talk, inclusive and exclusive exploratory talk, and show that they occurred in primary students' peer interactions, (ii) identify and describe patterns of a/symmetry of talk and establish a relationship between these and the occurrence of exploratory talk, and (iii) illustrate two interactional sequences that are associated with the emergence of inclusive exploratory talk. (Contains 3 figures and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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