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ERIC Number: EJ817746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Learning to Talk/Talking to Learn: Teaching Critical Dialogue
Marchel, Carol A.
Teaching Educational Psychology, v2 n1 p1-15 Spr 2007
Critical dialogue skills are a beneficial tool for reflective educational practice. Pre-service teachers can learn to examine underlying biases and assumptions that influence many important aspects of educational practice. Critical dialogue skills are thus of particular importance for work with diverse students and their families. This paper outlines procedures and practices instructors can use to teach critical dialogue skills to pre-service teachers. The challenges and pitfalls involved in teaching critical dialogue are discussed. A four-step process, based on the author's research, is explained in detail. Finally, important recommendations for those interested in teaching critical dialogue are outlined. Additional resources and a group evaluation checklist are included at the end of the document. (Contains 1 figure.)
Teaching Educational Psychology Special Interest Group (TEP/SIG). Educational Foundations Department, Millersville University, P.O. Box 1002, 1 South George Street, Millersville, PA 17551. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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