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The Learning to Teach Through Discussion: The Art of Turning the Soul

Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120004
eISBN:
9780300155822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120004.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This book presents a case study of two people learning to teach. It shows them engaging two groups of fourth-grade students in discussion about the meaning of texts—what the text terms “interpretive ... More


Implications for Educators

Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon

in The Learning to Teach Through Discussion: The Art of Turning the Soul

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120004
eISBN:
9780300155822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120004.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter examines the implications of the case study for the preparation of educators of interpretive discussions. It suggests experiences that they need in order to lead interpretive discussions ... More


Introduction to Interpretive Discussion

Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon

in The Learning to Teach Through Discussion: The Art of Turning the Soul

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120004
eISBN:
9780300155822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120004.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Interpretive discussion is discussion about the meaning of texts. This chapter highlights the central motive driving interpretive discussion. It begins by discussing the meaning of interpretive ... More


Finding a Shared Concern: The Project Begins

Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon

in The Learning to Teach Through Discussion: The Art of Turning the Soul

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120004
eISBN:
9780300155822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120004.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter introduces the case study in detail and present excerpts from interpretive discussions that were held in the two fourth-grade classrooms. A cluster of questions is a set of interpretive ... More


Conclusion

Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon

in The Learning to Teach Through Discussion: The Art of Turning the Soul

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120004
eISBN:
9780300155822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120004.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This book argues that interpretive discussions enable students to form genuine questions by finding points of ambiguity in texts, interpreting texts, and listening to challenging perspectives. The ... More


Learning to Question

Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon

in The Learning to Teach Through Discussion: The Art of Turning the Soul

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120004
eISBN:
9780300155822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120004.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter presents the clusters of questions that the co-leaders of interpretive discussions developed before leading the discussions about each text. It argues that the growth of ... More


Mixing the Groups

Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon

in The Learning to Teach Through Discussion: The Art of Turning the Soul

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120004
eISBN:
9780300155822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120004.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter explores excerpts in which students from two classes combine to talk about a story that was new to all of them. It examines the interpretive discussion in both classes, the formation of ... More


Finding a Shared Concern: The Project Continues

Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon

in The Learning to Teach Through Discussion: The Art of Turning the Soul

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120004
eISBN:
9780300155822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120004.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter offers excerpts from additional interpretive discussion held at Sheridan School and Central School. It examines how students begin to understand how to question and interpret texts and ... More


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