Investigating Classroom Discourse / Edition 1

Investigating Classroom Discourse / Edition 1

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by Steve Walsh
     
 

Introducing language use and interaction as the basis of good teaching and learning, this invaluable book equips teachers and researchers with the tools to analyze classroom discourse and move towards more effective instruction.

Presenting an overview of existing approaches to describing and analyzing classroom discourse, Steve Walsh identifies the principal

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Introducing language use and interaction as the basis of good teaching and learning, this invaluable book equips teachers and researchers with the tools to analyze classroom discourse and move towards more effective instruction.

Presenting an overview of existing approaches to describing and analyzing classroom discourse, Steve Walsh identifies the principal characteristics of classroom language in the contexts of second language classrooms, primary and secondary classrooms, and higher education settings. A distinct feature of the book are the classroom recordings and reflective feedback interviews from a sample group of teachers that Walsh uses to put forward SETT (Self Evaluation of Teacher Talk) as a framework for examining discourse within the classroom. This framework is used to identify different modes of discourse, which are employed by teachers and students, to increase awareness of the importance of interaction, and to maximize learning opportunities.

This book will appeal to applied linguists, teachers and researchers of TESOL, as well as practitioners on MEd or taught doctorate programmes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415364690
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/01/2006
Series:
Domains of Discourse Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,098,432
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1Features of classroom discourse3
2Learning in the second language classroom16
3Approaches to analysing classroom discourse39
4A framework for analysing classroom interaction62
5Using SETT in different contexts93
6Using SETT for teacher education111
7Conclusions144
App. 1Transcription system165
App. 2SETT procedure166
App. 3SETT workshop materials169

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