Category Archives: Dialogue

Community planning for success

Read The most successful community-planning efforts involve residents as partners, from the early planning stage through to implementation. Some community leaders hire planners and avoid involving residents for fear that potential conflict will become a barrier to progress. In reality, … Continue reading

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Towards a Second Order Research Methodology

Read This paper addresses the need  for re-examining the cognitive perspective on the role of language in social research. From the autopoietic  perspective, language  is not a tool to reveal an objective world; rather language is a venue  for action, … Continue reading

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How to choose an issue that will motivate your community

Read How do you figure out what will bring people to the table? It takes lots of time and energy to pull together a dialogue-to-change effort so, at the start, you need to be sure that you’ve identified the right … Continue reading

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Get out of the office! … and classrooms!

Get out of the office! According to a case study by Jarmo Suominen at MIT on campus mobility, creative thinking and new discovery does not solely happen in labs, meeting rooms or classes but all the more in leisurely and … Continue reading

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Dialogue, Knowledge, and Teacher-Student Relations – Freirean Pedagogy in Theory and Practice

Read In this article, I draw on ethnographic fieldwork among popular adult education non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Brazil to show how popular educators interpreted and acted based on Freirean pedagogical theory in ways that appeared to reduce its potential for … Continue reading

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The role of Dialogue Conferences in the Development of Learning Regions

Read   Something very special happens when people from a region come into living contact with each other, face-to-face. In responding not only to each other’s uniqueness, but also to the unique features of their shared surroundings, they create between … Continue reading

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