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Week two: Revisiting the theories and impact of educational dialogue


Meaghan Brugha
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This channel is to discuss content from week two regarding the theories and impact of educational dialogue. You can use this channel to post about your reflections from the readings and resources and the activities for the week – did you encounter any challenges? This can also include your responses to the examples of dialogue in the classroom in the weekly video where I asked you to write down ideas of how to strengthen the exchanges that took place.

This post can also include addressing one of the following questions:

  1. Facilitators: What are the biggest challenges you can foresee in creating buy-in? This can include content-related challenges (e.g. finding contextualised content and evidence related to your setting) as well as technical challenges (e.g. how to create buy-in over Zoom with the teachers in your setting).
  2. Inquirers: What is one thing that you can do tomorrow to apply dialogic theory into your practice? If you’ve tried out one of the activities – please post about your reflections on what went well and what was challenging.
  3. What element(s) of educational dialogue do you want to learn more about? (I can try to provide targeted readings / resources for this)
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Kabirumans
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Hi Meaghan, I have gone through the videos for week two regarding the theories and impact of educational dialogue. They are very helpful as I am a teacher in Sierra Leone and in my country most schools don't engage in dialogue. In my country most schools don't pay attention on the theories and impact of educational dialogue. Form the T-SEDA video guide, I learnt that educational dialogue is not just any kind of talk in the classroom, but in dialogue, knowledge is built collectively over time and in doing this we need to get students to listen carefully to each other, share ideas, justify contributions and make reasoning explicit. Also, students needs to build on others ideas and critically and respectfully challenge and evaluate different ideas. This is very helpful to me and country Sierra Leone as I will help other teachers in the country to understand the impact of educational dialogue in our student's learning. In most schools in my country, teachers don't give students the opportunity to have educational dialogue in the class room. I learnt a lot about the categories of dialogue and how dialogue can support learning. 

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Namibarjesteh
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Hi, friend, I am a math teacher at a secondary school in Iran. I also have a classroom dialogue. I am eager to learn more about Learning in Dialogue. I think teaching for dialogue is a way of teaching thinking. I think education is a process of inducting into bigger dialogue (Neil Philipson )classroom dialogue creates an atmosphere of practical active learning in the class. my students are very happy with this method. dialogic learning helps to deep learning .my challenges are our system and parent of students they just pay attention to standards tests.

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Meaghan Brugha
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@namibarjesteh - really great to (virtually) meet you. Looking forward to hearing about your reflective inquiry and certainly understand the challenge of wider systems! Very happy to have you involved in this course!

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