Chapter 1.1: Two Teaching Cases with Online Forum Discussions

  • Eugene MatusovEmail author
  • Ana Marjanovic-Shane
  • Mikhail Gradovski


All Bakhtinian teaching cases reported by the self-inspired Bakhtinian educators in our interviews with them were placed on an online discussion forum. In this chapter we present two of these teaching cases with their full online discussions. Case#11 (case numbers derive from the order in which they appeared on our discussion online forum—subsequently we started referring to these numbers in our analyses and further dialogues with our colleagues): Bakhtinian teaching as unfinalized dialogues between the consciousnesses of equal minds, by Tara Ratnam, India, and Case#9: Bakhtinian teaching as a messy chatting on a subject matter, by Dmitri Nikulin, USA. Cases#11 and #9 were chosen for this chapter based on the richness and the diversity of their online discussions. Due to the lack of space, we could not present more cases with their full online discussion.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eugene Matusov
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ana Marjanovic-Shane
    • 2
  • Mikhail Gradovski
    • 3
  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA
  2. 2.Independent ScholarPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.University of StavangerStavangerNorway

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