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Articles appearing in Volume 39 No.1

March 2009

Special Issue: Classroom Group Work
Guest Editors: Maurice Galton and Linda Hargreaves


Group Work: still a neglected art?
Maurice Galton and Linda Hargreaves


Promoting reasoned argumentation, problem-solving, and learning during small-group work
Robyn Gillies and Asaduzzaman Khan

Collaborative Reasoning: A Dialogic Approach to Group Discussions
Alina Reznitskaya, Li-Jen Kuo, Ann-Marie Clark, Brian Miller, May Jadallah and Richard C. Anderson

'Explain to your partner': Teachers' instructional practices and students' dialogue in small groups
Noreen M. Webb, Megan L. Franke, Tondra De, Angela G. Chan, Deanna Freund, Pat Shein and Doris K. Melkonian

Can the enhancement of group working in classrooms provide a basis for effective communication in support of school-based cognitive achievement in classrooms of young learners?
Peter Kutnick and Lucia Berdondini

Improving pupil group work interaction and dialogue in primary classrooms: results from a year-long intervention study
Ed Baines, Christine Rubie-Davies and Peter Blatchford

Group work and whole-class teaching with 11 to 14 year olds compared
Maurice Galton*, Linda Hargreaves and Tony Pell

Supporting group work in Scottish primary classrooms: improving the quality of collaborative dialogue
Donald Christie, Andrew Tolmie, Allen Thurston, Christine Howe and Keith Topping

Corresponding author: *Maurice Galton, email

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