Skip to main content


Table 6 Open-chain interactions in Rebecca’s lesson (7:35 in recording)

From: Promoting the asking of research questions in a high-school biotechnology inquiry-oriented program

Turn Speaker Utterance Teacher’s move Pattern of interaction
1 Rebecca “Now, you may be asking why it [the research question] can’t be investigated. Give me one idea.” Open question Initiation
2 Student “Risk.”   Response 1
3 Rebecca “Risk. It could be risky. Give me an example of a risk related to PON1 enzyme.” Re-voice, elaborate Prompt
4 Student “Toxic gas.”   Response 2
5 Rebecca “Toxic gas may be a problem. Maybe we shouldn’t ask questions that are related to toxic gas.” Re-voice Evaluation