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Dialogue as an opening of the mind

Another principle Andrew Metcalfe and Ann Game derive from their corpus of interviews is:

Although commonly mistaken as an exchange of views, dialogue is a pedagogic process in which new ways of thinking emerge between people. The teacher’s skill lies in modelling the ethics of openness: they hold their knowledge until students call for it; when they ask questions, they are ready to learn from the answers; rather than instructing, the teachers listen to students and feed back challenging questions.

Sometimes I did, sometimes I didn’t…

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