Promoting academic talk through Collaborative Reasoning

Tzu-jung Lin, Shufeng Ma, Richard C. Anderson, May Jadallah, Jingjing Sun, Joshua A. Morris, Brian W. Miller, Rebecca Sallade

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Collaborative Reasoning is a teacher-scaffolded, peer-led, small-group discussion approach that provides students with an environment to engage in productive academic talk. In this chapter, we conceptualise Collaborative Reasoning as an organic system in which students simultaneously develop three aspects of academic talk – academic vocabulary, relational language, and pragmatic language. We describe studies of Collaborative Reasoning that document how students learn to use academic language and suggest evidence-based teaching strategies to further promote academic language.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPromoting Academic Talk in Schools
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Practices and Perspectives
EditorsRobyn M. Gillies
ISBN (Electronic)9780203728932
StatePublished - Oct 11 2018


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