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ERIC Number: EJ807274
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0013-2004
Significance and Dialogue in Learning and Teaching
Metcalfe, Andrew; Game, Ann
Educational Theory, v58 n3 p343-356 Aug 2008
In this essay Andrew Metcalfe and Ann Game argue that although the term "dialogue" is commonly used in educational theory, its full significance is diluted if it is seen as a matter of exchange or negotiation of prior positions and identities. As a meeting point, they argue, dialogue suspends the senses of time, space, and ontology on which identities are based. It is therefore not simply metaphorical to say that dialogue changes lives and opens minds. Using empirical material from interviews with Australian students and teachers, Metcalfe and Game draw out the relational qualities of genuine dialogue and the significance they have for how we understand everyday classroom life.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia