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This article appears at how desktops are getting used in fundamental study rooms and the way they can be used higher. Its 3 sections concentration upon: how will we examine studying via speak round desktops? What impacts the standard of staff paintings round pcs? What can lecturers do to enhance this?

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As a result, some teachers seek to promote pupil-pupil discourse, though they do so through a wide variety of strategies with great diversity of results. In this chapter some examples of pupil-pupil discourse will be examined in which peer groups develop their ideas. These are contrasted with teacher-pupil discourse as well as with some pupil-pupil discourse which fails to develop the pupils' ideas. The aim in so doing is to identify the differences in the three types of discourse and describe some of the factors which may have contributed to those differences.

This study illustrates the central message of our book: the potential for a dynamic and positive relationship between theory, research and improving classroom practice. Page 11 SECTION 1 TALK MATTERS Page 13 Chapter 2 The Importance of Talk Neil Mercer and Eunice Fisher In this chapter, adapted from an article published in Learning and Instruction in 1992, Neil Mercer and Eunice Fisher make a case for the educational importance of classroom talk. Using the work of the Russian researcher Vygotsky as a starting point, they suggest that a sociocultural approach to classroom activities enables us to develop an integrated theory of teaching and learning that provides practising teachers with an applicable theoretical framework.

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