Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The use of discussion has been a practice commonly used by teachers. Over the years, how discussion is defined and used in the classroom has changed. These new definitions and rationales for discussion in classrooms creates new roles for the teacher. Once a teacher assumes these roles and is able to use discussion in the classroom effectively, students' understandings of meaning will begin to improve (Leal, 1993). It is through talk that students negotiate the meaning of text (Vygotsky, 1978) and review and master subject matter (Gall & Gall, 1976).
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Deborah L. Tidwell
Rick C. Traw
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©1998 Larry J. Wolfe
Wolfe, Larry J., "The Power of Discussion: One Teacher's Strategies With Children in Content Classes" (1998). Graduate Research Papers. 1823.