Gordon Wells
All the following papers can be read online or downloaded

Motive and Motivation in Learning to Teach  (2011)   (pdf)

Integrating CHAT and Action Research  (2010)   (pdf)

Instructional Conversation in the Classroom: Can the Paradox be Resolved?  (2009)  (pdf)

Running Cars Down Ramps: Learning About Learning Over Time (2009)  (pdf)

Schooling: The Contested Bridge Between Individual and Society (2008)  (pdf)

Understanding: The Purpose of Education (2008)  (pdf)

Learning to Use Scientific Concepts (2008) (pdf)

The Social Context of Language and Literacy Development (2008)  (pdf)

Dialogue, Inquiry, and the Construction of Learning Communities (2007) (pdf)

The Mediating Role of Discourse in Activity (2007) (pdf)

Dialogic Inquiry as Collaborative Action Research (2007) (pdf)

Who We Become ... (2007) (pdf)

Dialogue in the Classroom (2006) (pdf)

Semiotic Mediation and Education (2006) (pdf)

Extending Instructional Conversation (2005) (pdf)

Walking the Talk: The Complexities of Teaching about Teaching (2005) (pdf)

The Role of Activity in Development and Education (2004) (pdf)

Reuniting the Social, Intellectual and Affective Strengths of Education to transform Society (2004) (pdf)

Action, Talk and Text: The Case for Dialogic Inquiry (2004)    (pdf)   

Children Talk Their Way into Literacy (2003)    (pdf)

Learning and Teaching for Understanding: The Key Role of Collaborative Knowledge Building (2002)   (pdf)

Dialogue and Activity Theory (2002)          (pdf

From Action to Writing: Modes of Representing and Knowing (2000) (pdf)

"What's the Use of Triadic Dialogue?" (2000) (pdf)

Writing in Knowledge Building Communities (2000) (pdf)

Dialogic Inquiry in Education: Building on the Legacy of Vygotsky (2000) (pdf)

Modes of Meaning in a Science Activity (2000)   (pdf)

Characteristics of the ZPD (summary) (1999) (pdf)

What Have You Learned?: Coconstructing the Meaning of Time (1996) (pdf)

Learning and Teaching "Scientific Concepts": Vygotsky's Ideas Revisited (1996)   (pdf) 

Writing: Thinking and Learning with the Aid of Texts (pdf)

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