Accomplishing dialogic change in primary classrooms through critical participatory action research

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This article focuses on the interactional accomplishment of dialogic pedagogical change among primary teachers and their students. It is well documented that classroom talk and interaction is dominated by the prevalence of teacher management and mediation of turns at talk in lessons; and furthermore, changing enduring resistant patterns of classroom talk is a complex undertaking. This article presents findings from an eight-month critical participatory action research (CPAR) whereby 12 teachers from 10 Australian schools were supported to investigate the taken-for-grantedness and intricacies of classroom talk and to change their patterns of interaction in response to their particular students. Participants examined their own talk and interaction practices as a foundation from which to build their own CPAR projects. Thematic analysis of video-recorded lessons, teacher reflection journals and interviews provide insight into accomplishing pedagogical change, and highlight the
attribution participants gave to their participation in CPAR as pivotal for developinginteractive change.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationARNA 2017 Conference Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationParticipation and Democratization of Knowledge: New Convergences for Reconciliation
EditorsRodney Beaulieu, Miguel Angel Lopez, Sara Garcia, Francisco Javier Arriaga Reynaga, Clotilde Lomeli Arguel, Maria Assunção Flores
PublisherAction Research Network of the Americas
Pages1-19
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventAction Research Network of the Americas (ARNA 2017) Annual Conference and 1st Global Assembly for Knowledge Democracy - Cartagena de Indias Convention Center, Cartagena, Colombia
Duration: 12 Jun 201716 Jun 2017
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ConferenceAction Research Network of the Americas (ARNA 2017) Annual Conference and 1st Global Assembly for Knowledge Democracy
Abbreviated titleParticipation and Democratization of Knowledge: New Convergences for Reconciliation
CountryColombia
CityCartagena
Period12/06/1716/06/17
OtherThe Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA) will convene its 2017 Annual Conference along with the 1st Global Assembly for Knowledge June 12-16 in Cartagena, Colombia. The gathering is being developed through a partnership between ARNA and the National University of Colombia/Nacional Universidad De Colombia. The National Pedagogic University of Colombia/Universidad Pedagogica Nacional and many other Colombian, Latin American, Caribbean, and North American colleges and universities as well as global universities, networks and institutions are also serving as affiliates and sponsors.

The Conference theme is “Participation and Democratization of Knowledge: New Convergences for Reconciliation.” The theme recognizes emerging understandings of knowledge democracy, convergences among those creating knowledge through diverse approaches grounded in participatory frameworks, and the place of such approaches in reconciliations associated with the end of social conflicts. A special feature of the five day gathering is the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the First World Symposium of Participatory Action Research (PAR), held in Cartagena and convened by Colombian sociologist Orlando Fals Borda (1925-2008) and others. The life and work of Fals Borda and other PAR pioneers will be highlighted throughout the conference and the days leading up to it in conjunction with the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the National University of Colombia.

On June 16, ARNA will convene the 1st Global Assembly for Knowledge Democracy in conjunction with a wide variety of networks, organizations, and institutions involved with action research and participatory approaches to creating knowledge. This gathering will examine global convergences emerging in relation to knowledge production, social progress, respect for epistemological diversity, and alternative globalization. The Global Assembly Co-Chairs are Lonnie Rowell (USA), KnowledgeMobilization Coordinator for ARNA, and Christine Edwards-Groves (AUS), Australian coordinator and international co-leader of the Pedagogy, Education and Praxis network (PEP).
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