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Dialogic Inquiry
By Gordon Wells

Dialogic Inquiry

Towards a Socio-cultural Practice and Theory of Education

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Dialogic Inquiry by Gordon Wells

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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521631334
ISBN-10: 0521631335
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 392
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Gordon Wells

Pedagogy in Higher Education by Gordon Wells Pedagogy in Higher Education, Paperback (October 2015)

This edited volume addresses the potential of Cultural Historical Activity Theory as an analytic tool in debates over higher education reform.

Writing Non-Fiction Books by Gordon Wells Writing Non-Fiction Books, Paperback (October 2010)

If you consider yourself an expert on a certain subject and wish to get a book published, this book shows you how to do it. Whether you are a beginner or an established writer this guide will lead you along the path to publictaion.

Learning for Life in the 21st Century by Gordon Wells Learning for Life in the 21st Century, Hardback (April 2002)

While conventional approaches tend to view education as the accumlation of knowledge, skill and understanding, there is a growing appreciation that it is concerned with the development of the mind. This book discusses education as enculturation.

Dialogic Inquiry by Gordon Wells Dialogic Inquiry, Paperback (August 1999)

A view of Vygotsky's unique vision of education.

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