The use of Quality Talk to increase critical analytical speaking and writing of students in three secondary schools

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Show simple item record Davies, Maree en Meissel, Kane en 2016-11-03T01:25:31Z en 2016-04 en
dc.identifier.citation British Educational Research Journal, 2016, 42(2), pp. 342-365 en
dc.identifier.issn 0141-1926 en
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dc.description.abstract This study was carried out in three secondary schools of varying socioeconomic levels within the usual framework of tasks completed by students while studying towards a national assessment. The study examined the change in the nature of the interactions between students in group conversations, in the context of a film unit and a geography unit using Quality Talk. Quality Talk is an interventional approach promoting text comprehension via a critical-reflective thinking approach. The study also sought to determine whether there was a positive intervention effect from the use of Quality Talk, on the students' ability to write from a critical analytical (CA) stance. Differences in the pre- and post-treatment writing achievement of seven intervention and one comparison class were assessed. Analysis revealed a large intervention effect within the intervention classes with marked improvements in students' abilities to talk and write with a CA stance (d = 0.92). The change in behaviour for the students in the intervention classes appeared to be associated with their increased use of authentic questions, uptake questions and high-level questions, which appeared to foster higher levels of dialogic spells, supporting the development of higher levels of CA talk and writing. en
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dc.publisher Wiley en
dc.relation.ispartofseries British Educational Research Journal en
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dc.title The use of Quality Talk to increase critical analytical speaking and writing of students in three secondary schools en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/berj.3210 en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 342 en
pubs.volume 42 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Wiley en en
pubs.end-page 365 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 498149 en Education and Social Work en Learning Development and Professional Practice en
dc.identifier.eissn 1469-3518 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-11-03 en

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