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Children's Inquiry : Using Language to Make Sense of the World - 99 edition

Children`s Inquiry : Using Language to Make Sense of the World (ISBN10: 0807738360; ISBN13: 9780807738368)
ISBN13: 978-0807738368
ISBN10: 0807738360

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0807738375
ISBN10: 0807738379

Summary: This fascinating exploration of children's inquiry-what it is, how it develops, and how it contributes to children's learning-will help teacher educators and elementary teachers to understand, appreciate, and foster children's inquiry in classrooms. In this volume, Lindfors introduces a theoretical framework for understanding children's inquiry language-not as linguistic forms (questions), but as communication acts in which the child brings another into the act of se
nse-making. By closely examining these ''inquiry acts,''the author uncovers new possibilities for our understanding of how children learn and how teachers can foster their learning in classrooms. The text features a wide range of voices and writings, including transcripts from homes and classrooms, class exercises, research findings, classroom episodes, and the author's own reflections.


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Summary: This fascinating exploration of children's inquiry-what it is, how it develops, and how it contributes to children's learning-will help teacher educators and elementary teachers to understand, appreciate, and foster children's inquiry in classrooms. In this volume, Lindfors introduces a theoretical framework for understanding children's inquiry language-not as linguistic forms (questions), but as communication acts in which the child brings another into the act of sense-making. By closely examining these ''inquiry acts,''the author uncovers new possibilities for our understanding of how children learn and how teachers can foster their learning in classrooms. The text features a wide range of voices and writings, including transcripts from homes and classrooms, class exercises, research findings, classroom episodes, and the author's own reflections.


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Edition/Copyright: 99
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Teacher's College Press
Published: 12/01/2004
International: No

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