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

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

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

ISBN13: 9780807738368

ISBN10: 0807738360

Children
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Teacher's College Press
Published: 1999
International: No
Children

ISBN13: 9780807738368

ISBN10: 0807738360

Edition: 99

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.


Author Bio

Lindfors, Judith W. : University of Texas at Austin

Judith Wells Lindfors is a professor of curriculum and instruction (language and literacy) at The University of Texas at Austin.

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