Category Archives: Dialogical learning

Learning to Teach Through Discussion: The Art of Turning the Soul

This sequel to Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon‘s acclaimed “Turning the Soul: Teaching Through Conversation in the High School” presents a case study of two people learning to teach. It shows them engaging two groups of fourth grade students in discussion about the … Continue reading

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Turning the soul: teaching through conversation in the high school

Is our nation’s educational system faltering in part because it strives to teach students predetermined “right” answers to questions? In Turning the Soul, Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon offers and alternative to methods advocated by conventional educational practice. By guiding the reader back … Continue reading

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Giving shareable form to collective thought using a Shared Thinking approach

This paper introduces the practice and theoretical framework for a new generative learning environment that creates shareable electronic artefacts from reflective dialogue across a whole group. These artefacts are quantitative and qualitative representations of student experience. By grouping these student-generated … Continue reading

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Everyday Cognition: Development in Social Context

In Everyday Cognition leading scholars in developmental psychology, cognitive science, and anthropology have joined forces to examine how thinking and cognitive development are influenced by social context. John Seely Brown, Michael Cole, Herbert P. Ginsburg, Patricia Greenfirld, Hugh Mehan, Sylvia … Continue reading

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Science Teaching as a Dialogue – Bakhtin, Vygotsky in the Classroom

The theory of dialogism, developed by the Russian linguist Mikhail Bakhtin with regard to literature and everyday communication, can be used to improve the teaching of science. Some of Bakhtin’s conceptual instruments are helpful in analyzing the teaching process, and … Continue reading

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Reinventing critical pedagogy

Reinventing critical pedagogy Reinventing Critical Pedagogy is divided into three thematic areas: Race, Ethnicity, and Critical Pedagogy, which exposes the pervasiveness of white supremacy and ethnic conflict; Theoretical Concerns, in which authors rethink the basic premises of capitalism, alienation, experience, … Continue reading

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No Education without Relation

This book is a collective statement about a new approach to education – the pedagogy of relation. After revisiting a number of existing conversations, the authors bring together several theoretical traditions under the umbrella of the pedagogy of relation. This … Continue reading

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