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International Journal of Educational Research Vol. 80, No. 1 (2016) pp. 164–176
In this article, writing lessons are examined to identify the range of ways that teachers might open dialogic space for writers. We use vignettes of teaching interactions to develop a taxonomy of the approaches that potentially make a range of...
International Journal of Educational Research Vol. 80, No. 1 (2016) pp. 155–163
This paper serves as a theoretical framing paper for the Special Issue, exploring how talk is a mediational tool for learning about writing, and particularly for developing thinking about shaping meaning in writing. It considers Vygotsky’s (1986)...
Curriculum Journal Vol. 26, No. 2 (2015) pp. 198–223
This paper reports on a design-based intervention in urban primary and secondary schools serving culturally diverse students from low socio-economic status (SES) communities. The intervention capitalises on a partially implemented programme in seven ...
Improving Achievement Using Digital Pedagogy: Impact of a Research Practice Partnership in New Zealand
Journal of Research on Technology in Education Vol. 50, No. 3 (2018) pp. 183–199
This present study reports the impact of a research-practice partnership among nine collaborating schools and researchers in Auckland, New Zealand. The goals of the partnership were to refine digital instruction in ways that would result in improved ...
A mixed-methods study to identify effective practices in the teaching of writing in a digital learning environment in low income schools
Computers & Education Vol. 119, No. 1 (April 2018) pp. 14–30
This paper reports on the teaching practices identified as effective for students' writing progress in a digital learning environment. The study is situated within a design-based research partnership between researchers and a group of urban schools...
How digital environments in schools might be used to boost social skills: Developing a conditional augmentation hypothesis
Computers & Education Vol. 126, No. 1 (November 2018) pp. 311–323
The use of online devices, tools and technologies in schools is seen as being able to promote ‘21st century’ skills, specifically inter personal (e.g., being empathetic, taking others' perspectives, cooperation and collaboration) and intra personal...