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ERIC Number: EJ1045953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: EISSN-1918-2902
A Haven for Learning: Gaining Professional Knowledge through Sincere Conversation in an Online Reading Course
Graham, Deborah A.
Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v5 n1 Article 4 2014
As an educator teaching an online course for the first time, I observed that the teachers in my class engaged in meaningful and sincere conversation and gained deep insight and greater awareness about their practice. Sincere conversation obviously differs from brief verbal exchanges operating at the surface level. It is conversation that invites self-reflection and contemplation through reciprocal trust, respect, and active listening. This study discusses how sincere dialogue, which leads to greater understanding of what it means to be an effective reading teacher, was enhanced during an online reading course. It highlights how the right conditions created in an online setting can encourage relationships and lead to professional knowledge
University of Western Ontario and Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Mills Memorial Library Room 504, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L6, Canada. Tel: 905-525-9140; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada