Publications

Dragnic-Cindric D., Lobczowski N. G., Greene, J. A., & Murphy, P. K. (2018). Exploring teacher presence during social regulation of learning in science classrooms. In J. Key & R. Luckin (Eds.), Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age: Making the Learning Sciences Count, 13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2018, Volume 2 (pp. 1631-1632). London, UK: International Society of the Learning Sciences. (Available here as a PDF file)

Murphy, P. K., Greene, J. A., Allen, E. M., Baszczewski, S., Swearingen, A. K., Wei, L., & Butler, A. M. (2018). Fostering high school students’ scientific argumentation and conceptual understanding performance through Quality Talk discussions. Science Education, 102(6), 1239–1264. doi:10.1002/sce.21471

Murphy, P. K., Greene, J. A., Firetto, C. M., Hendrick, B., Li, M., Montalbano, C., & Wei, L. (2018). Quality Talk: Developing students’ discourse to promote high-level comprehension. American Educational Research Journal55, 1113–1160. doi: 10.3102/0002831218771303

Wei, L., Murphy, P. K., & Firetto, C. M. (2018). How can teachers facilitate productive small-group talk?: An integrated taxonomy of teacher discourse movesThe Elementary School Journal, 118, 578–609. doi:10.1086/697531 (Available here as a PDF file)

Kosh, A. E., Greene, J. A., Murphy, P. K., Burdick, H., Firetto, C. M., & Elmore, J. (2018). Automated scoring of students’ small-group discussions to assess reading ability. Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice. 37(2), 20–34. (Available here as a PDF file)

Murphy P. K. (Ed.). (2017). Classroom discussions in education. New York, NY: Routledge.

Murphy, P. K. (2017). Preface. In P. K. Murphy (Ed.), Classroom discussions in education (pp. viii–xiii). New York, NY: Routledge.

Croninger, R. M. V., Li, M., Cameron, C., & Murphy, P. K. (2017). Classroom discussions: Building the foundation for productive talk. In P. K. Murphy (Ed.), Classroom discussions in education (pp. 1–29). New York, NY: Routledge.

Wei, L., & Murphy, P. K. (2017). Teacher and student roles: Walking the gradually changing line of responsibility. In P. K. Murphy (Ed.), Classroom discussions in education (pp. 30–53). New York, NY: Routledge.

Li, M. (2017). Pedagogical decisions and contextual factors: Tipping the scales toward highly productive discussions. In P. K. Murphy (Ed.), Classroom discussions in education (pp. 54–75). New York, NY: Routledge.

Allen, E. M., Montalbano, C., & Duke, R. F. (2017). Learning processes and products: Propelling students ahead through talk. In P. K. Murphy (Ed.), Classroom discussions in education (pp. 76–100). New York, NY: Routledge.

Murphy, P. K., & Firetto, C. M. (2017). Quality Talk: A blueprint for productive talk. In P. K. Murphy (Ed.), Classroom discussions in education (pp. 101–134). New York, NY: Routledge.

Murphy, P. K., Firetto, C. M., & Greene, J. A. (2017). Enriching students’ scientific thinking through relational reasoning: Seeking evidence in texts, task, and talk. Educational Psychology Review, 29(1), 105–117. (Available here as a PDF file)

Murphy, P. K., Greene, J. A., Firetto, C. M., Li, M., Lobczowski, N. G., Duke, R. F., Wei, L., & Croninger, R. M. V. (2017). Exploring the influence of homogeneous versus heterogeneous grouping on students’ text-based discussions and comprehension. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 51, 336–355. (Available here as a PDF file)

Murphy, P. K., Wilkinson, I. A. G., Soter, A. O., & Firetto, C. M. (2017). Instruction based on discussion. In R. Mayer & P. A. Alexander (Eds.), Handbook of research on learning and instruction (2nd ed., pp. 432–459). New York: Taylor & Francis. (Available here as a PDF file)

Li, M., Murphy, P. K., Wang, J., Mason, L. H., Firetto, C. M., Wei, L., & Chung, K-S. (2016). Promoting reading comprehension and critical-analytic thinking: A comparison of three approaches with fourth and fifth graders. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 46, 101–115. (Available here as a PDF File)

Murphy, P. K., Firetto, C. M., Wei, L., Li, M., & Croninger, R. M. V. (2016). What REALLY works: Optimizing classroom discussions to promote comprehension and critical-analytic thinking. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 3, 27–35. (Available here as a PDF file)

Wilkinson, I. A. G., Murphy, P. K., & Binici, S. (2015). Dialogue-intensive pedagogies for promoting reading comprehension: What we know, what we need to know. In L. B. Resnick, C. S. C. Asterhan, & S. N. Clarke (Eds.), Socializing intelligence through academic talk and dialogue (pp. 37–50). Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association. (Available here as a PDF file)

Li, M., Murphy, P. K., & Firetto, C. M. (2014). Examining the effects of text genre and structure on fourth- and fifth-grade students’ high-level comprehension as evidenced in smallgroup discussions. International Journal of Educational Psychology, 3(3), 205–234.

Murphy, P. K., Rowe, M. L., Ramini, G., & Silverman, R. (2014). Promoting critical-analytic thinking in children and adolescents at home and in school. Educational Psychology Review, 26(4), 561–578. (Available here as a PDF file)

Murphy, P. K., Wilkinson, I. A. G., & Soter, A. O. (2011). Instruction based on discussion. In R. E. Mayer and P. A. Alexander (Eds.), Handbook of research on learning and instruction. NY: Routledge.

Wilkinson. I. A. G., & Son. E. H. (2011). A dialogic turn in research on learning and teaching to comprehend. In M. L. Kamil, P. D. Pearson, E. Moje, and P. Afflerbach (Eds.), Handbook of reading research, Volume IV (pp. 359–387). NY: Routledge.

Reninger, K. B., & Wilkinson, I. A. G. (2010). Using discussion to promote striving readers’ higher level comprehension of literary texts. In J. L. Collins and T. G. Gunning (Eds.), Building struggling students’ higher level literacy: Practical ideas, powerful solutions (pp. 57–83). Newark, DE: International Reading Association. (Available here as a PDF file)

Soter, A. O., Wilkinson, I. A. G., Connors, S., Murphy, P. K. & Shen, V. (2010). Deconstructing “aesthetic response” in small-group discussions about literature: A possible solution to the “aesthetic response” dilemma. English Education, 42, 204–225. (Available here as a PDF file)

Wilkinson, I. A. G., Reninger, K. B., & Soter, A. O. (2010). Developing a professional development tool for assessing quality talk about text. In R. T. Jimenez, V. J. Risko, D. W. Rowe, and M. Hundley (Eds.), 59th Yearbook of the National Reading Conference. Oak Creek, WI: National Reading Conference.

Wilkinson, I. A. G., Soter, A. O., & Murphy, P. K. (2010). Developing a model of Quality Talk about literary text. In M. G. McKeown and L. Kucan (Eds.), Bringing reading research to life (pp. 142–169). NY: Guilford Press.

Wilkinson, I.A.G., & Hye Son, E. (2009). Questioning. In E. M. Anderman and L. H. Anderman (Eds.), Psychology of classroom learning: An encyclopedia (pp. 723–728). Detroit, MI: Gale/Cengage.

Wilkinson, I.A.G. (2009). Discussion methods. In E. M. Anderman and L. H. Anderman (Eds.), Psychology of classroom learning: An encyclopedia (pp. 330–336). Detroit, MI: Gale/Cengage.

Reninger, K. B., & Rehark, L. (2009). Discussions in a fourth-grade classroom: Using exploratory talk to promote children’s dialogic identities. Language Arts, 86, 268–279. (Available here as a PDF file)

Murphy, P. K., Wilkinson, I. A. G., Soter, A. O., Hennessey, M. N. & Alexander, J. F. (2009). Examining the effects of classroom discussion on students’ high-level comprehension of text: A meta-analysis. Journal of Educational Psychology, 101, 740–764. (Available here as a PDF file)

Soter. A.O. (2008). Engaging readers: Variations on reader response. In Soter, A. O., Faust, M., & Rogers, T. (Eds.), Interpretive Play: Using critical perspectives to teach young adult literature (pp.33–36). Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon Publishers.

Soter, A. O., Connors, S., & Rudge, L. (2008). Use of a coding manual when providing a meta-interpretation of internal-validity mechanisms and demographic data used in qualitative research. Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research, 2, 269–280.

Soter, A. O., Wilkinson, I. A. G., Murphy, P. K., Rudge, L., Reninger, K., & Edwards, M. (2008). What the discourse tells us: Talk and indicators of high-level comprehension. International Journal Educational Research, 47, 372–391. (Available here as a PDF file)

Murphy, P. K. (2007). The eye of the beholder: The interplay of social and cognitive components in change. Educational Psychologist, 42, 41–53. (Available here as a PDF file)

Soter, A. O. (2007). The use of discussion as a pedagogical tool in the university context. In Donnermeyer, J. (Ed.), Talking about teaching: Essays by members of The Ohio State University Academy of Teaching (pp. 30–43). Columbus, Ohio. (Available here as a PDF file)

Shen, F.-Y. (2005). Enabling higher-level thinking processes in ESL reading: An examination of three instructional approaches. In The Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on English Teaching and Learning in the Republic of China (pp. 249–264). Taipei, Taiwan: Crane Publishing Company. (Available here as a PDF file)


Research Presentations

International/National

Croninger, R. M. V., Baszczewski, S., Murphy, P. K., Wei, L., Omidire, F., & Ebersöhn, L. (2018, August). Understanding teacher and student talk across global classroom contexts. Poster presented at the 2018 World Education Research Association, Cape Town, South Africa.

Croninger, R. M. V., Murphy, P. K., Firetto, C., Li, M., Wei, L., Baszczewski, S. E. (2018, August). Facilitating small-group discussions: Effect of teacher discourse moves across ability groups. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Wei, L., & Murphy, P. K. (2018, June). Promoting English language literacy through Quality Talk: An intervention with Mandarin-speaking students. Poster presented at the 6th International Workshop on Advanced Learning Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA.

Murphy, P. K., Greene, J. A., Butler, A., Allen, E., Baszczewski, S., Swearingen, A., & Wei, L. (2018, April). Fostering high school students’ scientific argumentation and conceptual understanding through Quality Talk discussions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York.

Murphy, P. K., Greene, J. A., Firetto, C. M., Li, M., Duke, R. F., Croninger, R. M. V., & Lobczowski. (2018, April). Promoting students’ multifaceted literacy competence through Quality Talk: A quasi-experimental study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York.

Murphy, P. K. (2017, September). What is Quality Talk? Keynote address given for the Capital Reading Council, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Allen, E., Montalbano, C., Greene, J. A., Murphy, P. K., Butler, A., Firetto, C. M., & Wei, L. (2017, August). The effects of Quality Talk on STEM relational reasoning. Presented at the 2017 American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Li, M., Murphy, P. K., Firetto, C.M., & Wei, L. (2017, August). Effects of text and learner characteristics on the acquisition of high-level comprehension. Paper presented at the 2017 American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Montalbano, C., Allen, E., Greene, J. A., Murphy, P. K., Firetto, C. M., & Wei, L. (2017, August). Investigating changes in relational reasoning in small-group discourse over time and across ability groups. Presented at the 2017 American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Murphy, P. K., Greene, J. A., & Firetto, C. M. (2017, July). Using Quality Talk Language Arts to enhance fifth-grade students’ argumentation and writing. In M. Mckeown & A. Crosson (Chairs), Exploring intervention effects on students’ argument writing. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Wei, L., Firetto, C. M., Murphy, P. K., Li, M., Croninger, R. M. V. (2017, April). The effect of using a graphic organizer on fourth graders’ argumentative writing. Poster presented at the 2017 American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

Murphy, P. K., Greene, J. A., & Firetto, C. M. (2016, December). A quantitative and qualitative examination of homogeneous and heterogeneous grouping in classroom discourse. Poster presented at the Institute of Education Sciences Annual Principal Investigators Meeting, Washington, DC.

Murphy, P. K. (2016, June). Quality Talk: Developing students’ discourse to promote high-level comprehension. Keynote address given at the International Conference on Advanced Learning Sciences, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China.

Firetto, C. M., Murphy, P. K., Greene, J. A., Li, M., Wei, L., Montalbano, C., Hendrick, B., & Croninger, R. M. V. (2016, April). Using Quality Talk to foster transfer of students’ critical-analytic discussions to their argumentative writing. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

Greene, J. A., Murphy, P. K., Butler, A., Firetto, C. M., Allen, E., M., Wang, J., Wei, L., & Yu, S. (2016, April). Fostering relational reasoning and scientific understanding through Quality Talk discourse. In D. Dumas (Chair), The malleability of relational reasoning: Effects of direct or indirect interventions on learning processes and outcomes. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.

Kosh, A. E., Greene, J. A., Murphy, P. K., Burdick, H., Firetto, C. M. (2016, April). Measuring reading comprehension through automated analysis of students’ small-group discussions. Paper presented at the 2016 National Council on Measurement in Education Conference, Washington, D.C.

Murphy, P. K., Greene, J. A., Firetto, C. M., Hendrick, B., Montalbano, C., Li, M. & Wei, L. (2016, April). Enhancing students’ comprehension and critical-analytic thinking through Quality Talk Discussions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

Murphy, P. K., Greene, J. A., & Firetto, C. M., Li, M., Lobczowski, N. G., Croninger, R. M. V., & Duke, R. (2016, April). Examining the effect of homogeneous and heterogeneous grouping in classroom discourse. In L. Ebersöhn (Chair), School-based education research in diverse democracies in three countries. Symposium conducted at the focal meeting of the World Education Research Association, Washington, DC.

Murphy, P. K., Greene, J. A., Firetto, C. M., Montalbano, C., Li, M., & Wei, L. (2016, April). Promoting relational reasoning in elementary students’ writing. In D. Dumas (Chair), The malleability of relational reasoning: Effects of direct or indirect interventions on learning processes and outcomes. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

Wei, L., Murphy, P. K., & Firetto, C. M. (2016, April). Toward an integrated taxonomy of teacher discourse moves in small-group text-based discussions. Roundtable presented at the 2016 American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

Murphy, P. K., Greene, J. A., & Firetto, C. M. (2015, December). Quasi-experimental evidence of the efficacy of Quality Talk’s effects upon fifth-grade students’ oral and written argumentation skills. Poster presented at the principal investigators meeting of the Institute of Education Sciences, Washington, DC.

Firetto, C. M., Murphy, P. K., Greene, J. A., Li, M., Wei, L., & Montalbano, C. (2015, September). Enhancing students’ written argumentation through Quality Talk. Paper presented at the biannual meeting of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction, Limassol, Cyprus.

Firetto, C. M., Murphy, P. K., Greene, J. A., Li. M., & Wei, L., (2015, August). Enhancing students’ written argumentation through Quality Talk. Poster presented at 2015 European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction, Limassol, Cyprus.

Li, M., Firetto, C. M., Murphy, P. K., Greene, J. A., Wei, L., Croninger, R. M. V., & Montalbano, C. (2015, August). Examining the transfer effects of Quality Talk on fourth graders’ written argumentation. Poster presented at 2015 American Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, Canada.

Murphy, P. K. (2015, March). Talking the talk and walking the walk: From introspective tasks to interventions. Invited address given at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Long, V. A., Firetto, C. M., & Murphy, P. K. (2014, August). Transfer effects from small group discussions of text to writing. Poster presented at 2014 American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D.C.

Wang, J., Li, M., & Murphy, P. K. (2014, August). Promoting reading comprehension and critical-analytic reading ability. Poster session presented at the 122nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Li, M., Murphy, P. K., & Wang, J. (2014, May). Quality Talk: Promoting comprehension and critical-analytic thinking. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Society, San Francisco, CA.

Murphy, P. K. (2014, July). Promoting learning that endures through Quality Talk. Invited paper given at the 2nd International Workshop on Advanced Learning Sciences, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Murphy, P. K. (2014, May). Quality Talk: Developing students’ scientific discourse in chemistry and physics classrooms. Invited poster given at the Coalition for National Science Funding Exhibition, Washington, DC.

Murphy, P. K. (2014, January). Quality Talk in classrooms: Promoting learning that endures. Invited paper given at the annual meeting of the South African Education Association, Clarens, South Africa.

Murphy, P. K. (2013, October). Promoting high-level comprehension through an innovative intervention: Quality Talk. Invited address given at the combined council meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.

Murphy, P. K. (2013, October). Measuring critical-analytic thinking: The elusive search for shared variance in process and product. Invited address presented at the scientific conference on Critical Thinking and Reasoning in Education, College Park, MD.

Murphy, P. K. (2013, August). Talk, text, and transfer: A triumvirate in learning and academic development. Invited address given at the bi-annual meeting of the European Association for Learning and Instruction, Munich, Germany.

Wilkinson, I. A. G., & Murphy, P. K. (2011, September). What we know and what we need to know about the effects of dialogue-intensive pedagogies on reading comprehension.

Paper presented at an American Educational Association special meeting on Socializing Intelligence through Academic Talk and Dialogue, Pittsburgh, PA.

Wilkinson, I. A. G., Soter A. O., Murphy, P. K., & Li. J. (2009, August). Quality Talk about text to promote language, thinking, and learning. In P. Warwick (Chair), Understanding, promoting and evaluating dialogue in the classroom. Symposium conducted at the thirteenth biennial meeting of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Murphy, P. K., Wilkinson, I. A. G., & Soter, A. O. (2008, December). Group discussions as a mechanism for promoting high-level comprehension of text. Paper presented at the Benchmark School, Philadelphia, PA.

Wilkinson, I. A. G., Murphy, P. K., & Soter, A. O. (2008, April). Promoting high-level comprehension through Quality Talk: A quasi-experimental study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Murphy, P. K., & Edwards, M. N. (2007, August). A meta-analysis of the effects of classroom discussions on students’ comprehension of text In K. Kumpulainen (Chair), Examining the potential of classroom discussions to promote high-level comprehension of text: Toward an integrative model. Symposium conducted at the twelfth biennial meeting of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction, Budapest, Hungary.

Wilkinson, I. A. G., Soter, A. O., & Murphy, P. K. (2007, August). Promoting high-level comprehension through Quality Talk: A quasi-experimental study. In K. Kumpulainen (Chair), Examining the potential of classroom discussions to promote high-level comprehension of text: Toward an integrative model. Symposium conducted at the twelfth biennial meeting of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction, Budapest, Hungary.

Wilkinson, I. A. G., Soter, A. O., & Murphy, P. K. (2007, June), Quality Talk about text: Classroom discussions that promote students’ high-level thinking and reading comprehension. Invited paper presented at the annual conference of the Office of Reading Improvement, Ohio Department of Education, Columbus, OH.

Regional/State

Murphy, P. K., Butler, A., Baszczewski, S., & Croninger, R. M. V. (2018, February). Broadening STEM participation through Quality Talk. Poster presented at the 2018 Penn State NSF Day at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

Baszczewski, S. E., Murphy, P. K., Wei, L., Firetto, C. M. (2017, September). Advancing students’ oral and written language skills through Quality Talk: Scaling up with digital technologies. Poster and short talk presented at the Connecting Language, Interaction and Education in Digital Environments Conference at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

Murphy, P. K., Greene, J. A., Firetto, C. M., & Butler, A. M. (2016, October). Using Quality Talk to Enhance High-Level Comprehension in Science and Language Arts. Poster presented at Research Penn State 2016: Materials Day Reinvented at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

Li, M., Firetto, C. M., Murphy, P. K., Greene, J. A., Wei, L., Croninger, R. M. V., & Montalbano, C. (2015, November). Examining the transfer effects of Quality Talk on fourth graders’ written argumentation. Poster presented at the Science of Learning Poster Conference at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

Wei, L., Murphy, P. K., Greene, J. A., & Butler, A. (2015, November). Developing students’ scientific discourse in physics and chemistry classrooms. Poster presented at the Science of Learning Poster Conference at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

Firetto, C. M., & Murphy, P. K. (2015, August). Facilitating effective small-group discussions. Invited presentation given to CHEM 110 Teaching Assistants in Training at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

Li, M. (2015, February). Enhancing fourth-grade students’ high-level comprehension: The roles of text genre and text perception. Paper presented at the Graduate Student Research Symposium at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

Wei, L., Murphy, P. K., & Firetto, C. M. (2015, February). Toward an integrated taxonomy of teacher moves in text-based small-group discussions. Paper presented at the Graduate Student Research Symposium at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

 

 

 

 

 

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