Talk for Thinking in the Classroom
Routledge – 2009 – 216 pages
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:
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
Robert Fisher was Professor of Education at Brunel University and has written more than 30 books on teaching, thinking and creativity.