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Open-Ended Dialogue and the Citizen Scholar: A Case Study of the Writing Component of a University-Led Enrichment Programme for School Learners

  • Pamela Nichols
Part of the Palgrave Critical University Studies book series (PCU)

Abstract

Open-ended dialogue in a classroom assumes unpredictability and the possibility of learning something new. It assumes genuine conversation. Open-ended dialogue is not closed by the teacher because of the assumed limitations of the learners or the learning goals of the lesson. It is rather a disposition towards conversation, which can be precise, formalised and informed, but not closed or dominated by a single authority. It is a disposition necessary for a full engagement with ideas in context and one central to the development of ‘voice’ in a writing programme.

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School Learner South African Journal Student Culture Language Component Informal Letter 
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