Towards a dialogic theory of education for the Internet Age

Authored by: Rupert Wegerif

The Routledge International Handbook of Research on Dialogic Education

Print publication date:  October  2019
Online publication date:  September  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138338517
eBook ISBN: 9780429441677
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This chapter begins with a brief outline of the way in which print literacy influences the practice of education, how we think about education and also, more generally, how we think about anything and everything. A dialogic theory of education is then outlined that can apply equally to education in oral societies, literate societies and the emerging global Internet-based society. This theory is outlined in the form of answers to the questions: “How do children learn? What should we teach them? How should we teach them?”

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