Let’s talk talk: Utilising metatalk for the development of productive collaborative dialogues
Thinking Skills and Creativity
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This paper focuses on the role of metatalk within the context of an interventional study which explored the development of secondary school students’ collaborative talk. The intervention utilised a collaborative talk framework, designed specifically for the study, as a pedagogical tool to support two types of metatalk: process and self-evaluative. This paper examines the role of this metatalk in developing students’ awareness of collaborative talk processes, and considers how metacognitive skills and self-regulation were encouraged in the process. Making connections between dialogic teaching, educational linguistics and self-regulation research, this study argues that metatalk should be a key feature of pedagogies seeking to develop educational dialogues between peers, and should be included as part of a repertoire of effective classroom talk.
This work was supported by the Economic and Social Research Council and British Telecom (Grant number ES/H024026/1).
This is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Elsevier via the DOI in this record.
Vol. 26, December 2017, pp. 1–12