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The Resource Dialogic inquiry : towards a sociocultural practice and theory of education, Gordon Wells

Dialogic inquiry : towards a sociocultural practice and theory of education, Gordon Wells

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Dialogic inquiry : towards a sociocultural practice and theory of education
Title
Dialogic inquiry
Title remainder
towards a sociocultural practice and theory of education
Statement of responsibility
Gordon Wells
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Counter For more than a quarter of a century, the polemics surrounding educational reform have centered on two points of view: those who favor a 'progressive' child-centered form of education, and those who would prefer a return to a more structured, teacher-directed curriculum, which emphasizes basic knowledge and skills. Vygotsky's social constructivist theory offers an alternative solution, placing stress on co-construction of knowledge by more and less mature participants engaging in joint activity together, with semiotic mediation as the primary means whereby the less mature participants can seek solutions to everyday problems, using the resources existing in society. In addition to using illustrative examples from classroom studies, a comparative analysis of the theories and complementary developments in works by Vygotsky, and the linguist M.A.K. Halliday, are provided. This unique volume will be of tremendous benefit to those in the field of education, as well as to sociolinguists, psychologists and researchers. -- Publisher description
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Wells, C. Gordon
Dewey number
370.15/23
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LB1060
LC item number
.W457 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Learning in doing : social, cognitive, and computational practices
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  • Language and education
  • Educational sociology
  • Inquiry (Theory of knowledge)
  • Learning, Psychology of
  • Vygotskiĭ, L. S.
Label
Dialogic inquiry : towards a sociocultural practice and theory of education, Gordon Wells
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-354) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
39624865
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 370 pages
Isbn
9780521631334
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
98039349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Dialogic inquiry : towards a sociocultural practice and theory of education, Gordon Wells
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-354) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
39624865
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 370 pages
Isbn
9780521631334
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
98039349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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