Literary conversations: an Australian classroom

Gill, Prue and Illesca, Bella 2011, Literary conversations: an Australian classroom. In van de Ven, Piet-Hein and Doecke, Brenton (ed), Literary praxis: a conversational inquiry into the teaching of literature, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, pp.23-41, doi: 10.1007/978-94-6091-586-4_3.

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Title Literary conversations: an Australian classroom
Author(s) Gill, Prue
Illesca, Bella
Title of book Literary praxis: a conversational inquiry into the teaching of literature
Editor(s) van de Ven, Piet-Hein
Doecke, BrentonORCID iD for Doecke, Brenton
Publication date 2011
Series Pedagogy, education and praxis, vol. 5
Chapter number 3
Total chapters 14
Start page 23
End page 41
Total pages 19
Publisher Sense Publishers
Place of Publication Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Keyword(s) literature
professional learning
classroom conversations
Summary Teachers listen attentively to the classroom conversations in which their students engage. This often involves delicate judgments about whether to stay silent or intervene. Should I move the discussion along by asking a question or making a comment? Or would it be better to allow the conversation to continue, however awkwardly the students might be expressing their insights? Awkward or not, there is value in providing opportunities for young people to find the words they need in order to converse with one another in classroom settings, building on each other’s sentences in an effort to jointly construct meaning and reach understanding.
ISBN 9460915841
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/978-94-6091-586-4_3
Field of Research 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Socio Economic Objective 930201 Pedagogy
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
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