Talk about texts in secondary English, health and science classrooms

Project code:  EDU002


Aaron Wilson

This design-research project has sought to identify and change patterns of talk about texts in six secondary school English, health/physical education, and science classrooms with a high proportion of Māori and Pasifika learners. The three main research questions are: a) What are the current patterns of oral and computer-mediated talk about texts? b) What factors act as barriers and enablers for effective talk about text? c) What are the effects of a design-research partnership between teacher-researchers and researchers on students and teachers? The summer scholar would conduct qualitative analyses of repeated measures of classroom observation data, interviews, and texts.