Category Archives: Dialogical

The Dialogical Self: Toward a Theory of Personal and Cultural Positioning

The dialogical self proposes a far-reaching decentralization of both the concept of self and the concept of culture. At the intersection between the psychology of the self in the tradition of William James and the dialogical school in the tradition … Continue reading

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Pattern-recognition, intersubjectivity, and dialogic meaning-making in education

From a conventional monological view, meaning-making is located in a particular statement. In conventional schools, students are positioned to be enactors of ready-made knowledge and skills on teacher’s demand based on their pattern-recognition and production, rather than to be authors … Continue reading

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Both Dialogic and Dialectic

Wertsch’s sociocultural anthropology, grounded in a theory of mind which owes much to the ideas of Vygotsky and Bakhtin, has enabled a rich understanding of classroom learning in terms of ‘growing semiotic control’ and ‘mastery of the mediational means’. This … Continue reading

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Social Poetics as a Relational Practice – Creating Resourceful Communities

Our overall interest here, is in those kinds of things that people can only do together that they cannot possibly do apart, in isolation from each other. Our interests resonate with the themes and topics expressed in the epigraph quotes … Continue reading

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Literature Reviews: Generative and Transformative Textual Conversations

The intention of this article is to invite readers to explore and understand how literature reviews can be conducted from a systemic and dialogical approach. After reading a paper by Montuori, I considered how literature reviews could be situated systemically … Continue reading

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The rebirth of Dialogue: Bakhtin, Socrates, and the Rhetorical Tradition

Dialogue has suffered a long eclipse in the history of philosophy and the history of rhetoric but has enjoyed a rebirth in the work of Hans-Georg Gadamer, Martin Buber, and Mikhail Bakhtin. Among twentieth-century figures, Bakhtin took a special interest … Continue reading

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The Dialogically Extended Mind: Language as Skilful Intersubjective Engagement

A growing conceptual and empirical literature is advancing the idea that language extends our cognitive skills. One of the most influential positions holds that language – qua material symbols – facilitates individual thought processes by virtue of its material properties. … Continue reading

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The Dialogic Change Model

The Dialogic Change Model introduced here allows for result-oriented, structured planning and implementation of a Stakeholder Dialogue. It is divided into four phases. This division has proven helpful in taking all demands and requirements of the different phases of a … Continue reading

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Dialogic Inquiry: Towards a Sociocultural Practice and Theory of Education

Book. For more than a quarter-century, the polemics surrounding educational reform have centered on two points of view: those that favor a “progressive” child-centered form of education, and those that would prefer a return to a more structured, teacher-directed curriculum … Continue reading

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Collaborative Relationships and Dialogic Conversations

Knowledge and language are contextualized social, cultural, historical, and communal processes. Creating theories, ideas, truths, beliefs, realities, or how-tos is an interactive interpretive process of social discourse that occurs within knowledge communities and is produced in language; all parties contribute … Continue reading

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