publication . Article . 2018

Riding the Reciprocal Teaching Bus\ud A teacher’s reflections on nurturing collaborative learning in a school culture obsessed by results

Gilbert, Francis;
Open Access English
  • Published: 31 May 2018
  • Publisher: Taylor and Francis
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This article examines the author’s interactions with the teaching strategy known as Reciprocal Teaching, sometimes also called Reciprocal Reading, which involves students learning to read collaboratively in small groups. Reciprocal Teaching typically involves students teaching each other by following a rubric of activities that are aimed at primarily improving their comprehension skills. In brief, students read a text in a group and collectively try to understand it, using prescribed procedures. This article scrutinises the original research by Palinscar and Brown (1984) which created the strategy and questions some of its claims. While many other investigations...
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