Dialogic Teaching: How to Situate Dialogue Back in Classrooms

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Year of publication 2013
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
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Faculty of Arts

Description Dialogic pedagogy is any educational practice which values and gives priority to dialogue in teaching and. According to Alexander (2006), dialogical education stimulates pupils activity through communication and work with language; it encourages their thinking and deepens their understanding. Nystrand et al. (1997) points out that classical communication (based on the I-R-F structure) leads to a situation where the recalling of factual information and guessing of the correct answer substitutes thinking. Dialogical education is hence a certain type of communication between the teacher and the pupils that is marked by the presence of higher cognitive processes. Another important feature of dialogical education is that pupils are engaged and since they are given a certain amount of autonomy they can influence the course of actions in the classroom.
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