Quantifying Differences in Students' Participation Patterns in Classroom Discussions

Edith Bouton, Christa Asterhan

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Abstract

Research has shown that student participation in classroom dialogues is associated with learning gains, and initiatives to encourage more dialogic forms of learning and teaching are abundant. Yet, less is known about how different students may experience, participate in, and what they may gain from dialogic classroom activities. In the current work, we explore potential differences in participation of high and low-achieving students (from 6 different classrooms) in upper elementary Hebrew lessons of teachers who participated in a professional development program on academically productive dialogue. We used Epistemic Network Analysis to identify differences across twelve lessons. Findings reveal that the network model of low-achieving students is characterized by simpler talk moves, reduced connectivity, and repetitive loops. In contrast, high achieving students' network model is more interconnected, and the strongest connections formed among codes there are indicative of a reasoned argumentation and critical stance. Analyses of selected excerpts further explored the dynamics that may have led to these different patterns.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISLS Annual Meeting 2023
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding Knowledge and Sustaining our Community - 16th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2023 - Proceedings
EditorsCrina Damsa, Marcela Borge, Elizabeth Koh, Marcelo Worsley
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Pages147-154
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781737330684
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2023
Externally publishedYes
Event16th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2023 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 10 Jun 202315 Jun 2023

Publication series

NameComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
Volume2023-June
ISSN (Print)1573-4552

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2023
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityMontreal
Period10/06/2315/06/23

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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