Learning Relationships in the Classroom Author : Dorothy Faulkner Publisher : Routledge Total Pages : 330 Release : 2013-12-16 ISBN 10 : 9781136223303 ISBN 13 : 1136223304 Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL GET BOOK Learning Relationships in the Classroom Book Description: This reader explores the nature of interactions between children and their teachers in the classroom. It emphasises the importance of such relationships for children's learning and for educational practice. Part 1 looks at different cultural conceptions of the teacher-learner relationship, and how this relates to schooling, cognitive development and the aquisition of knowledge. Part 2 takes a closer look at the role of language and dialogue in interactions between adults and children in classrooms. Part 3 describes research by developmental psychologists on peer interaction and collaborative learning, and discusses how it has advanced our understanding of how children learn from each other. Part 4 considers the implications of classroom-based collaborative learning initiatives and the potential for creating 'communities of enquiry' which change how we think about knowledge acquisition.