On Teaching And Learning
Putting The Principles And Practices Of Dialogue Education Into ActionBook - 2008
On Teaching and Learning takes the ideas explored in renowned educator Jane Vella’s best-selling book Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach to the next level and explores how dialogue education has been applied in educational settings around the world. Throughout the book, she shows how to put the principles and practices of dialogue education into action and uses illustrative stories and examples from her extensive travels. Dialogue education values inquiry, integrity, and commitment to equity—values that are also central to democracy. Learners are treated as beings worthy of respect, recognized for the knowledge and experience they bring to the learning experience. Dialogue education emphasizes the importance of safety and belonging. It is an approach that welcomes one’s certainties and one’s questions.
The principles of dialogue education can help instructors design and organize content and create student support systems to get the most out of varied educational settings, including large and small classes and online courses. Vella (public health, U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) follows up her book Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach with this volume offering teachers additional insights into dialogue education as well as case studies demonstrating its applications. Pfeiffer is an imprint of Wiley. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)