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Acknowledgements Except for third party materials and otherwise stated (see terms and conditions), this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence Mercer, N., and Littleton, K. (2007): pp. 15–17 from Dialogue and the Development of the Children's Thinking: A Sociocultur
Except for third party materials and otherwise stated (see terms and conditions), this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence
Mercer, N., and Littleton, K. (2007): pp. 15–17 from Dialogue and the Development of the Children's Thinking: A Sociocultur
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