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Developing deictic expression and joint attention in group work with young children


Murphy, C, Developing deictic expression and joint attention in group work with young children, Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of PME 38 and PME-NA 36, 29 November - 1 December 2014, Vancouver, Canada, pp. 369. ISSN 0771-100X (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Studies in exploratory talk have suggested that, where students engage critically and constructively with each other, learning can be enhanced (Mercer and Sams, 2006). Two episodes, with three six year old children, illustrate that the development of constructive engagement requires a social reciprocity, not just in sharing actions and behaviours but in sharing understanding. This sharing of understanding is examined through a theoretical lens based on joint attention and deictic expression.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:mathematics, language, deitic expressions, group work, collaboration
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Early childhood education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Murphy, C (Dr Carol Murphy)
ID Code:121634
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-10-06
Last Modified:2017-10-06

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