Professor Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon extols the virtues of interpretive discussion for enhancing the understanding of curricular material, as opposed to more-restrictive forms of instruction.
This approach is similar to Socratic Circles that I am doing with my year 7 students. It is a great way to put focus on interpretive skills, active listening and discussion skills and on constructing knowledge. The focus is on questioning the text and then listening for different interpretations in order to broaden understanding.
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