Dialogic Teaching

A Dialogic Teaching Companion by Robin Alexander (2020)
  1. Prologue
  2. Talk for learning
  3. Versions of dialogue
  4. Dialogue in other words
  5. Grand dichotomy
  6. Ingredient x
  7. Frameworks and fundamental
  8. Professional development
  9. Epilogue

The Case for Dialogic Learning by Barbara Bleiman (2021)

Barbara Bleiman summarises the key points from the EMC online event, Dialogic Learning – Research, Principles and Practices. She draws the key points together:

  • it’s not either/or but both (dialogic learning and instruction)
  • it doesn’t just happen – it needs to be nurtured
  • collaborative learning works if students are taught how to do it
  • questions that lead to more questions are the most fruitful ones
  • dialogue doesn’t prevent teachers from imparting knowledge or giving their view
  • good dialogue isn’t necessarily about students having equal shares of talk time every lesson
  • a degree of persistence is needed
  • dialogue really does make a difference to attainment