Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning

2012 Edition
| Editors: Norbert M. Seel

Initiation-Response-Evaluation (IRE) Sequence

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1428-6_2220

Is a three-part communication pattern that begins with the teacher addressing the student with a question or request, continues with student’s response, and ends with the teacher’s evaluative feedback. This sequence has been found to be, at least till recently, the dominant form of learning–teaching interaction in schools and also in many informal settings.

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