Dialogue in Teaching

Dialogue refers to open-minded and respectful interpersonal relationships. It allows learning together, thinking together, and sharing experiences. In the work of learning groups, the principle of dialogue is the driving force. Your own experience and thinking are expanded in discussions on the experiences of the others.

Target group

Teachers interested in integrating dialogue in their teaching. Participants must be willing to develop their courses to include an approach which uses methods to encourage students into the dialogue.


During this course you will have opportunities to: 1. Introduce ways to increase interaction in teaching. 2. Review interaction between teacher and students. 3. Identify ways to encourage students to participate with dialogue.


The course comprises:

A. One online/video session/lecture/briefing
B. Independent work integrated into teaching and reflective group work
C. Two hours feedback (webinar to be arranged

A. Briefing / lecture (video)
Course Overview
Course expectations
Introduce the CLANED learning environment
Theoretical review: what do we know about dialogue in teaching
Identifying the characteristics of effective dialogue in teaching
Finding methods to increase interaction between teacher and student and students
Learning assignments

B. Independent work and reflective group work
Participants plan and integrate dialogue into their own courses / teaching during this course
They prepare the use of different methods which encourage students in dialogue
Participant share learning experience with the group or colleague including student perspectives

C. Feedback and closing (webinar)
Participants meet and share in groups how they integrated dialogue, and their experiences of its impact
Engaging in group discussion and feedback to the groups
Identifying ways forward

Teaser video