SIG Dialogic Teaching and Learning (preliminary name)

Looking ahead:

After our first meeting in August 2021, we are looking ahead towards the 13th ARLE conference in Nicosia in June 2022. We are preparing symposia in joint interests, among other things, with the perspectives: Dialogic education (approaches, dilemmas etc.) from inside the L1 and out, and Dialogic education from the outside in, i.e., other school subject, other approaches (sociological, broader pedagogical, etc.). Please see below for minutes.


Mission Statement (preliminary):

This SIG is a forum for L1 researchers with an affinity to “the spirit of dialogue” in L1 teaching. Participants with seemingly different research interests are welcome to join our work and ambitions aiming for dialogic teaching and learning in L1 classrooms.

Quotes from preliminary objective:

Ideas about developing education from teacher-centred authority towards an emphasis on student participation are not new. However, making real and sustainable change in educational practice is challenging, and these old ideas are still far from realised. [...] This emphasis on language is rooted in an understanding of learning as a process of interpretation and adaptation rather than as transmission, rooted social practices and dialogic interaction. A shift from transmission to interpretation in teaching is necessary if we are to succeed in making any substantial change in the social organisation of classrooms and schools – i.e., the social practices of schools, classrooms and disciplines that determine the conditions for student participation. (See more information here.)

Previous events:

2021: First meeting was online August 30th. Please find minutes as slides with agenda, notes, discussion notes and agreements here.

2019. See the minutes from the Meeting in Dialogue SIG under ARLE-association, June 2019, in Lisbon.

2013. See the minutes/report from the first initiative in 2013 by Susan Brindley.