Taal en bewustzijn
  • ISSN 0169-7420
  • E-ISSN: 2213-4883
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The aim of 'Interaction in a small circle with teacher' is to stimulate the development of young students' language skills by the active participation in school conversation and to let them use more complex cognitive language functions. Students think about phenomena, processes or problems and put their thoughts into words. The teacher should play a coaching role. He stimulates further thinking and talking by students. Research shows that students use more complex cognitive language functions when they participate in 'Interaction in a small circle with teacher' than in traditional school activities. If the teacher provides appropriate opportunities to students by asking open questions, such as why? and how?, students use more complex language functions. There seems to be a positive connection between the teacher's role and the language skills of students.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
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