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Dialogues | Speaking & Reading Practice: English Online

Dialogues help you see how language is actually used. This page contains a list of all the lessons in the program. Each lesson is based on a real world conversation.

Dialogues

Conversation and dialogue are not simply the means that educators use, but are also what educators should seek to cultivate in local life. They may be approached as relationships to enter rather than simply as methods.

Below are 5 people that believed teaching through conversation or dialogue was a good idea.

David Bohm – the eminent physicist and friend of Krishnamurti, whose example and practical proposals for dialogue have met a response from a number of different areas – but particularly those, like Peter Senge, who are concerned with organizational development.

Hans-Georg Gadamer – the philosopher who uses the metaphor of conversation to think about how we may come to understand the subject matter at issue.

Jürgen Habermas – the social theorist who argues for the need for ‘ideal speech situations’ in fostering both understanding and a humane collective life. ‘[A] humane collective life’, he said (1985: 82), ‘depends on vulnerable forms of innovation-bearing, reciprocal and unforcedly egalitarian everyday communication’.

Martin Buber made a significant contribution to the appreciation of encounter and dialogue in education.

Paulo Freire – with whom the notion of dialogue has been linked as an educational form.



Testimonial:


His way of teaching was very impressive and enjoyable to the students.


Miho Matsui (PhD: American Literature)

Associate Professor, Sapporo City University

(Previously named Sapporo School of the Arts, Design and Nursing School)