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Learning and Instruction

Volume 6, Number 4

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 9

  1. Cooperation and social context in adult-child interaction

    Ed Elbers

    pp. 281-286

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  2. Tasks and activities. A parent-child interaction analysis

    M.-Mar González

    The present study is framed within an ecological and sociocultural approach to interaction. It intends to answer three main questions: (a) Is there any influence of the content of the task on the... More

    pp. 287-306

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  3. Cooperation and instruction in practical problem solving. Differences in interaction styles of mother-child dyads as related to socio-economic background and cognitive development

    Paul P.M. Leseman & Frances F. Sijsling

    This article addresses the role of parents and children in the social construction of children's cognitive competence. A discussion of four approaches (i.e. Sigel, Wertsch, Wood, Diaz et al.) leads... More

    pp. 307-323

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  4. Co-action, situation definitions and sociocultural experience. An empirical study of problem-solving in mother-child interaction

    Claes Nilholm & Roger Säljö

    The article reports a study in which three groups of dyads—mothers and their six-year-old children—interacted in a problem solving task. The dyads had to solve a task that was simultaneously... More

    pp. 325-344

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  5. The architecture of adult-child interaction. Joint problem solving and the structure of cooperation

    Mariëtte Hoogsteder, Robert Maier & Ed Elbers

    In this article, learning and instruction in caregiver-child interactions are discussed. Referring to empirical observations, the authors distinguish between several modes of interaction. A mode of... More

    pp. 345-358

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  6. The quality of talk in children's collaborative activity in the classroom

    Neil Mercer

    This paper describes research based on observational data of the talk of children working together on educational activities in primary school classrooms. It offers an analysis of the quality of... More

    pp. 359-377

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  7. Passivity or tacit collaboration: Mazahua interaction in cultural context

    Ruth Paradise

    This article presents a descriptive analysis of Mexican Mazahua mother-child and child-child interactions observed in small family groups in a market setting. The interactions presented involve... More

    pp. 379-389

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  8. Contingency in tutoring and learning

    David Wood & Heather Wood

    pp. 391-397

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  9. Adult-child interaction: Can we move beyond traditional binaries?

    Peter D. Renshaw

    pp. 399-404

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