Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Throughout history of the United States, teachers have instigated classroom discussion about text in hopes that talk enhanced understanding. More recently, Vygotsky (1978) produced evidence of the importance of social talk in learning. It is through this social interaction or discussion that students construct and negotiate meaning of text. What constitutes social interaction or discussion is what leads some teachers to disagree. The literature on discussion has classified it into two types: recitation and discussion.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of Reading and Language Arts
Deborah L. Tidwell
Rick C. Traw
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©1998 Mike Suther
Suther, Mike, "Classroom Discussion: a Journey to Decentralizing the Classroom" (1998). Graduate Research Papers. 1856.