On Teaching and Learning: Putting the Principles and Practices of Dialogue Education Into Action
On Teaching and Learning takes the ideas explored in renownededucator Jane Vella's best-selling book Learning to Listen,Learning to Teach to the next level and explores how dialogueeducation has been applied in educational settings around theworld. Throughout the book, she shows how to put the principles andpractices of dialogue education into action and uses illustrativestories and examples from her extensive travels.
Dialogue education values inquiry, integrity, and commitment toequity—values that are also central to democracy. Learners aretreated as worthy of respect, recognized for the knowledge andexperience they bring to the learning experience. Dialogueeducation emphasizes the importance of safety and belonging. It isan approach that welcomes one's certainties and one'squestions.
The principles and practices outlined in On Teaching andLearning can be applied to all levels of education, nonprofitorganizations, government, and business. And to meet the demands oftoday's expanded learning environment, the book includesdescriptions of how online courses can reflect the principles andpractices of dialogue education.
Drawing on the basic assumption that teaching is for learning,On Teaching and Learning offers teachers a design for goodlearning, and not merely for good teaching.
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