Dialogicity and narrativity in teachers of excellence and its relation to learning

Abstract This research studies the dialogic and narrative of instructional discourse of teachers teaching excellence in Bío-Bío (Chile), with the aim of investigating the effect of these on the school learning education student’s first to fourth year primary. The sample included 459 students and 15 teachers. Pre and post learning and memory tests for students and academic performance measures, and observing classes for teacher’s variables were used; from a Hierarchical Linear Model. The results of this study indicated that individual variables explained further academic performance achieved by the students, however the teacher instructional discourse and how to talk with their students would have a mediating role in this relationship. We discuss about the power of language in teachers as a teaching tool in the classroom.