On Teaching and Learning: Putting the Principles and Practices of Dialogue Education into Action / Edition 1

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"This book is just in time for me or anyone interested in designing face-to-face and online courses. It demonstrates through the use of sound principles and practices how a seven-step design can be used to infuse structure throughout the college course or training workshop without sacrificing spontaneity or creativity. Vella has written a marvelously engaging, insightful, and resourceful book which can be used as a template for making anyone feel comfortable heading into the classroom or teaching online whether they are a new or experienced instructor."
—Virginia H. Milhouse, associate professor and Fulbright Professor of Intercultural and International Relations, University of Oklahoma

"Jane Vella and dialogue-based education go hand-in-hand. Through On Teaching and Learning her insights deepen, her experience shows through, and her gift for useful application shines. Loaded with ideas, practical suggestions, and illustrations, this book will connect with the deeper purpose and process of creating learning no matter the subject matter. Vella has a way of giving us structure and freedom, encouragement, and nudging provocation to rise to our best as trainers and educators. This is an apple on any teacher's desk. Keep it close."
—John Paul Lederach, professor of international peacebuilding, Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame

"Our faculty have been using Jane Vella's book, Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach, with our adult education graduate students for almost ten years now. . . .But now, with this long-awaited new book, Jane has given us fresh, exciting new possibilities for facilitating learning in the longstanding humanist teaching tradition of our field. It is more than welcome."
—Allan Quigley, professor of adult education, Department of Adult Education, St. Francis Xavier University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787986995
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/2/2007
  • Series: The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 648,851
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.29 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Vella founded the Jubilee Popular Education Center (now Global Learning Partners) in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is an adjunct professor at the School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She has designed and led community education and staff development programs in more than forty countries around the world. She is the author of five Jossey-Bass titles including Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach; Taking Learning to Task; and Dialogue Education at Work. She can be contacted at jane@globalearning.com.

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Table of Contents




The Author.


Part One: Structured.

1. Why Structure?

2. Learning Needs and Resources Assessment.

3. The Seven Design Steps.

Part Two: Social.

4. The Learning Task in a Small Group.

5. Individual Learning Enhanced.

Part Three: Sound.

6. Principles and Practices: Current State of the Art.

7. Open Questions Invite Dialogue.

8. The Designer’s Skill: Trust Your Design.

Part Four: Sure.

9. Indicators of Learning, Transfer, and Impact.

10. Impact and the Seven Design Steps.

Part Five: Synthesis: Putting It All Together.

11. Putting It All Together: Examples of Dialogue Education Designs.

12. An On-Line Course Using Dialogue Education.

13. Dialogue Education in School Leadership.

14. Dialogue Education in Health Care Settings.

15. Dialogue Education in a College Classroom.

Appendix A: Glossary of Terms Used in Dialogue Education.

Appendix B: Tough Verbs for Learning Tasks.



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