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Title: So we’re going to have this huge spike here? Pupils’ talk while designing and making
Authors: Welch, Malcolm
Barlex, David
Keywords: Design decisions
Pupil-pupil talk
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: © The Design and Technology Association
Citation: WELCH, M. and BARLEX, D., 2009. So we’re going to have this huge spike here? Pupils’ talk while designing and making. IN: Norman, E. and Spendlove, D. (eds). The Design and Technology Association International Research Conference 2009. [Loughborough University, 30 June - 2nd July]. Wellesbourne : The Design and Technology Association, pp. 103-109
Abstract: This paper reports on the conversations between focal pupils (two boys aged 13 years), as they collaborated in the designing and making of a statue of a fierce creature that would be used to deter intruders from their classroom. This dialogue is analysed from two perspectives: (a) that of exploratory talk (Barnes & Todd, 1977) and (b) dialogic talk (Alexander, 2004). The analysis revealed that the pupils (a) made design decisions concurrently with making, (b) did not, for the most part, engage in exploratory talk, and (c) did engage in dialogue. The analysis also revealed the designerly nature of the talk that did take place and raises some questions as to the purpose of pupil talk during designing and making. The paper concludes with some suggestions for further questions to investigate with regard to the purpose and nature of talk in design & technology lessons.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5099
ISBN: 1898788855
Appears in Collections:D&T Association Conference Series

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