Am I asking the right questions?

What teachers ask of children
  • Mark Allerton
Section 2


Divergent Thinking Closed Question Child Language Open Conversation High Order Skill 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Allerton
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  1. 1.Institute of EducationUniversity of LondonLondonUK

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