A guide to dialogic learning for undergraduate, trainee and practising teachers. It is suitable for those interested in teaching children how to think, to learn and to be creative through talking and listening.
"Creative Dialogue" is an essential guide to dialogic learning for every trainee and practising teacher. It presents practical ways of teaching children to be more thoughtful and creative, and to learn more effectively through speaking and listening in school and at home. The book includes: practical ways to develop dialogic learning across the curriculum; a guide to developing talk for thinking in the classroom; more than 100 activities for stimulating talk with children of all ages and abilities; and, advice on using dialogue to support assessment for learning ideas for developing listening skills and concentration. Written by a leading expert in teaching thinking, "Creative Dialogue" is essential reading for all who wish to understand and develop dialogic learning in education today.
Introduction 1. Listening 2. Questions for Thinking 3. Creative Talk for Thinking 4. Critical Talk for Thinking 5. Talking to Learn 6. Talking Together 7. Extending Talk for Thinking 8. Dialogic Assessment 9. The Dialogic Future Further reading Index