Interactive Teaching in Primary Classrooms: Digging Deeper into Meanings / Edition 1

Interactive Teaching in Primary Classrooms: Digging Deeper into Meanings / Edition 1

by Janet R. Moyles, Veronica Esarte-Sarries, Roger Merry, Linda Hargreaves
     
 

ISBN-10: 0335212131

ISBN-13: 9780335212132

Pub. Date: 01/15/2003

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

What is 'interactive teaching' in the context of primary classrooms? What is it that primary teachers and children actually do to interact effectively? Are there benefits in such interactions to both teaching and learning?

A team of tutors and teachers working in a research partnership set out to try to find the answers to these questions in the context of the…  See more details below

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What is 'interactive teaching' in the context of primary classrooms? What is it that primary teachers and children actually do to interact effectively? Are there benefits in such interactions to both teaching and learning?

A team of tutors and teachers working in a research partnership set out to try to find the answers to these questions in the context of the Literacy Hour in Key Stages 1 and 2. This book represents the 'story' of this intriguing and exciting research and aims to develop for readers some of the practical and theoretical aspects which need to be considered if interactive teaching is to be understood and undertaken effectively in primary classrooms.

The project was unique in using its own interactive processes, called 'Reflective Dialogues,' to help teachers make sense of their own teaching by capturing and analyzing classroom sessions on video. Cameos of these incidents and reflections are interlaced throughout the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335212132
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
01/15/2003
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.51(d)

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Table of Contents

List of tables and figuresvii
Acknowledgementsix
Forewordxi
Notes on contributorsxvii
Glossaryxix
Introduction: Just what IS interactive teaching?1
1Scuppering discussion? Interaction in theory and practice15
2Interactive teaching: A cause for concern?31
3It's what I've always done! Teachers' knowledge of interactive teaching49
4Scratching the surface: A typology of interactive teaching I63
5Digging deeper: A typology of interactive teaching II83
6Teacher-pupil interaction and interactive teaching: Is there a difference in practice?101
7Teachers' voices: Case studies from the SPRINT Project125
8It wasn't as bad as I thought! Learning from reflective dialogues141
9Can we talk about that later? The tensions and conflicts of teaching interactively in the literacy hour155
10Interactive teaching: Digging even deeper into meanings171
References193
Appendix AThe SPRINT Scales of Concern199
Appendix BSPRINT Initial Interview Schedule (Tutor Copy)204
Appendix CSPRINT Final Interview Schedule (Tutor Copy)207
Appendix DObservation variables210
Appendix ETeacher Copy of Reflective Dialogue Documentation212

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