ERIC Number: EJ1028420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 76
Bakhtinian Dialogic and Vygotskian Dialectic: Compatabilities and Contradictions in the Classroom?
White, Elizabeth Jayne
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v46 n3 p220-236 2014
This article explores two central notions of "dialectics" and "dialogics" based on the work of Vygotsky (drawing on philosophers such as Hegel, Spinoza, Engels and Marx) and Bakhtin (drawing on members of the Bakhtin Circle and writers such as Dostoevsky and Rabelais) respectively, as well their varying interanimations within Stalin-Marxist Russian society. It is proposed that these two positions are incommensurably located alongside one another in contemporary education. I argue that Bakhtin offers diametrically oppositional educational provocations to those of Vygotsky. The implications of these interpretations will be explored with consideration of their underlying philosophical incompatibilities and contradictions, as well as the opportunities such a consideration pose for educational practice today.
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Learning Theories, Authors, Philosophy, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Outcomes of Education, Dialogs (Language)
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