Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory

2017 Edition
| Editors: Michael A. Peters

Dialogic Education

  • Nimrod Aloni
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-588-4_165

Dialogue occupies a place of honor in educational tradition. The most renowned context is Plato’s philosophy, which was written in dialogic form and offers dialogue as Socrates’ principal educational and teaching method. The second distinct context brings us into the heart of the twentieth century and includes the existential philosophy of Martin Buber and the critical counterhegemonic pedagogy of Paulo Freire. Other forms of dialogue that are held to be inspirational and relevant to education include the following: of the classical models, most notable are the Confucian and Talmudic dialogues; and in the modern age, the existentialist Nietzschean dialogue, the pedagogic dialogue of Janusz Korczak, the therapeutic dialogue of Carl Rogers, the hermeneutic dialogue of Hans-Georg Gadamer, the care dialogue of Nel Noddings, the Habermasian deliberative dialogue of communicative action, the ethical dialogue of Emmanuel Levinas, as well as the dialogic practices that developed in the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology, and the ArtsTel AvivIsrael