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The cultural myths and realities of teaching and learning

Graham Nuthall was Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch. Before he died, after a short illness, in July 2004, he gave permission for this address, the Jean Herbison Lecture 2001, to be included on the Ministry of Education's leadership website. The lecture describes his personal journey as a classroom researcher and the ground-breaking research he conducted with Dr Adrienne Alton-Lee. This research challenged the assumption (held by many educators) that teaching necessarily equals learning. The address also provides a background to the way research evolves and how great research depends on asking great questions.

With its focus on classroom learning and interactions this is a piece that school leaders may find interesting and relevant.

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Healing Classrooms (5.1) - Effective Group Work - YouTube

Healing Classrooms Video 5.1 demonstrates how to use prepared, organized and purposeful group work with clear roles and responsibilities for each group membe...
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Short, sharp and succinct. Great for new teachers.
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Dynamic assessment in the interactive second language classroom

I've been interested in the topic of dynamic assessment (DA) for some time, and at the same time have been curious as to why it hasn't had much attention in the TESOL literature, apart from perhaps...
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Dialogic Pedagogy - Better than Best Practice - Developing Teaching and Learning through Dialogue - Dialogic Pedagogy

Dialogic Pedagogy - Better than Best Practice - Developing Teaching and Learning through Dialogue - Dialogic Pedagogy | Group work and interaction in language learning classrooms | Scoop.it
Please take a look around to learn more about the book and our thinking about teaching practice, dialogic pedagogy and teacher professional learning.
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This book and the website look like very good resources for teachers interested in the nitty gritty of the classroom and the talk that makes or breaks learning.

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blabloo's curator insight, February 21, 3:42 AM

Looks very interesting!

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Promoting Structured Classroom Discussion | Class Teaching

Promoting Structured Classroom Discussion | Class Teaching | Group work and interaction in language learning classrooms | Scoop.it
The 15 Minute Forum tonight was led by Andy Tharby. Andy was sharing a technique that he uses a great deal to promote a structured classroom dialogue and discussion. It involves students thinking about and then justifying ...
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Some very good, practical ideas here for supporting and mediating discussions in class. Lots can be applied to the language classroom.

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MultiBrief: Grouping students: Heterogeneous, homogeneous and random structures

MultiBrief: Grouping students: Heterogeneous, homogeneous and random structures | Group work and interaction in language learning classrooms | Scoop.it
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Asking Better Questions: 6 Ways to Improve Classroom Discussions

Asking Better Questions: 6 Ways to Improve Classroom Discussions | Group work and interaction in language learning classrooms | Scoop.it
Although many of us don’t realize it until we step foot into our own classrooms, we quickly learn that facilitating a lively, but controlled, classroom discussion is truly an art form. While most…

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Short article on question types vis-a-vis the kinds of responses they'll encourage. 

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, December 23, 2013 4:11 PM

The question is ... do you think deeply about the questions you ask? Are you out to fulfill an intention or jsut get an answer? Do you wait for another answer ... even if they have got it 'right'?

Shona Whyte's curator insight, December 31, 2013 3:30 AM

Nice little piece with concrete examples of the kinds of questions teachers can ask to promote different types of reflection and analysis from learners.

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S²TEM Centers SC - Monitoring Conversation Skills in the Classroom

S²TEM Centers SC - Monitoring Conversation Skills in the Classroom | Group work and interaction in language learning classrooms | Scoop.it
A recent Edutopia blog post offered several suggestions for teaching students HOW to have conversations in the classroom around content. The list of t...
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A short article "provides a structure for student self- and peer-assessment of the dialogue happening in pairs and small groups in the classroom."

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Issues identified by JJ Gibson as critical for ecological psychology. All applicable to the L2 classroom.

Issues identified by JJ Gibson as critical for ecological psychology. All applicable to the L2 classroom. | Group work and interaction in language learning classrooms | Scoop.it

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Some of my notes as I make sense of an ecological approach to teaching and learning language in classroom settings.

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Study shows social positioning may affect student learning

Study shows social positioning may affect student learning | Group work and interaction in language learning classrooms | Scoop.it
Teachers can help their students who are learning English as a second language by understanding how a process called social positioning affects them, University of Arkansas professor Hayriye Kayi-Aydar writes in a paper published this fall in TESOL...
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Quoting the article: "Social positioning theory says that people take on various positions within groups and assign positions to others, mostly through talking, according to research cited in Kayi-Aydar's article. Social status, gender, race and culture may impact positioning, which may change over time as relationships between people evolve."

This underscores the importance of teachers being aware of these dynamics and also making students aware, in order to aim for quality classroom interaction.

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Ready to Learn? The Key Is Listening With Intention

Ready to Learn? The Key Is Listening With Intention | Group work and interaction in language learning classrooms | Scoop.it
Listening and observing can be passive activities—in one ear and out the other, as our mothers used to say. Or they can be rich, active, intense experiences that lead to serious learning.
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A nice short piece on active listening. It's coinciding with something I'm writing about right now - anticipatory schemas, which are a useful way to think about how we relate previous encounters with texts to a current encounter.

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Innovating Pedagogy 2013

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This series of reports explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, in order to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation. This second report proposes ten innovations that are already in currency but have not yet had a profound influence on education.
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An Integrated Theory of Thinking and Speaking that Draws on Vygotsky and Bakhtin/Vološinov | Roth | Dialogic Pedagogy: An International Online Journal

An Integrated Theory of Thinking and Speaking that Draws on Vygotsky and Bakhtin/Vološinov
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An up-to-the-moment synthesis of these two scholars' theorisation of thinking and speaking. Good for people working through sociocultural theory applied to second language learning.

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How To Redefine Your Classroom By Connecting Students - Edudemic

How To Redefine Your Classroom By Connecting Students - Edudemic | Group work and interaction in language learning classrooms | Scoop.it
An unfortunate number of schools are afraid of connecting students and their collective angst is coming at a huge cost to our students.
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Thinking of "students" as"global learners". Thinking outside the square for opportunities to interact.

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Arranging Classroom Furniture: An Unobtrusive Glimpse into How ...

Arranging Classroom Furniture: An Unobtrusive Glimpse into How ... | Group work and interaction in language learning classrooms | Scoop.it
The third photo is of an elementary classroom that is chock-full of materials and children working on different activities with adults sitting on the rug and chair working with individual pupils. And the final photo is one of ...
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Video: Teaching/Learning, ZPD, Scaffolding

This video gives an overview of scaffolding in teaching reading.
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Instructive video on the teaching/learning dialectic, zone of proximal development and scaffolding. Also references an excellent schematic for scaffolding in the ZPD for reading instruction https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2228975/%7EClips/Scaffolding_Reading.pdf

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The Teaching-Learning Synergy

The Teaching-Learning Synergy | Group work and interaction in language learning classrooms | Scoop.it
This weekend I saw a diagram with visual representations of teacher-centered instruction juxtaposed to graphics illustrating learner-centered approaches. I heard myself telling someone that I used to think of them as separate, and I still see value in understanding the differences between them. But thinking about them dichotomously is not how I think about them now—thanks to a re-read of some of Parker Palmer’s work and a great article written for the newsletter by colleagues Ricky Cox and Dave Yearwood (January, 2013).
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A short piece on avoiding the dichotomy of teaching or learning centredness. I like the third paragraph for the implicit acknowledgement of the teacher as mediator of learning, and the fourth paragraph which acknowledges learner agency. Weimer doesn't go far enough in my opinion in talking about WHEN potentially effective mediation and peer collaboration can take place, i.e when learners are ready for it. Vygotsky's zone of proximal development is instructive here. I prefer to call this a Teaching and Learning Centred Approach, acknowledging that teaching and learning should be viewed as one complex process.

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Simple Ways to Increase Student Talk in Your Classroom

Simple Ways to Increase Student Talk in Your Classroom | Group work and interaction in language learning classrooms | Scoop.it
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Practical advice, making use of some recent research into classroom talk. 

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Verbal Praise in the Classroom: An Exploratory Research Study

Verbal Praise in the Classroom: An Exploratory Research Study

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 An interesting study highlighting forms of praise and the phenomenon of over-praising, or what Alexander calls phatic praise - habitual, bland, all-purpose praise.

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Education – Towards Dialogue: A Linguistic Ethnographic Study of Classroom Interaction and Change | Faculti

Education – Towards Dialogue: A Linguistic Ethnographic Study of Classroom Interaction and Change | Faculti | Group work and interaction in language learning classrooms | Scoop.it
Dr. Julia Snell, Kings College, London
Towards Dialogue: A Linguistic Ethnographic Study of Classroom Interaction and Change
(ESRC RES-061-25-0363)
Lefstein, A. & J. Snell (forthcoming in 2013)
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Video report on this project by Julie Snell. Data collected from 75 lessons; one of the main findings was successful attempt to import Discourse Genres from outside the classroom; resulted in extended student interactions; students interacting with each other; "non-pupil like interactional privileges"; sometimes led to narrowing of learning opportunities through distraction though; shifts in power relations; teachers have to plan carefully the talk that they want to occur. Dialogic teaching is multidimensional; one important dimension is the content of the talk rather than the form of the talk. Balancing content and social relations is key. Lots of other factors impact on classroom talk. Dialogic teaching raises tensions and dilemmas for teachers and students. Great 13 minute summary of an important study! Loads of relevance for ELT.

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Portraits of inspiring English teachers in China and Indonesia

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Very interesting to read of the different classroom dynamics due to social and political differences, as well as impact of curriculum reforms.

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On the contingent nature of language learning tasks

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Using methods from conversation analysis, this paper explores ways that teacher‐designed language‐learning task interactions can vary in their performance due to the nature of face‐to‐face interaction.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, November 10, 2013 2:29 AM

Micro-analysis of group interactions showing influence of learner enactment of teacher-designed tasks.  Includes an example of task abandonment. [Free access to full text]

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4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers

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4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers
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A thoughtful schematic that is useful for programming and planning. I particularly like the acknowledgement of interaction types at each stage, and suggested programs (apps) to support.

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Analysing interaction in second language classroom Leo van Lier

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One of recently deceased Leo van Lier's classic papers for teachers on classroom talk in interaction.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, October 24, 2013 4:19 AM

The article concludes with recommendations for teachers wishing to transcribe and learn from interactional patterns in second language classrooms.

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John Hattie's model of teacher impact (Hattie, 2012, Visible learning for teachers, London: Routledge)

John Hattie's model of teacher impact (Hattie, 2012, Visible learning for teachers, London: Routledge) | Group work and interaction in language learning classrooms | Scoop.it
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An interesting set of competencies for teachers to reflect on the impact they have on student learning

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The importance of responsive interactions for language learning

The importance of responsive interactions for language learning | Group work and interaction in language learning classrooms | Scoop.it
Young children readily learn words from their parents, grandparents, and child care providers in live conversations, but learning from video has proven more difficult. A new study questioned why an
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A short report confirming what a lot of language acquisition research has been saying- that social interaction is a fundamental requirement for language learning.

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