"The means is dialogue, the end is learning, the purpose is peace." ~ Founder Dr. Jane Vella
As workplaces and organizations become less centralized and more global, online education has become a flexible, convenient and, often, necessary means for training and teaching. But with online education, you are not in the same room with your learners, and keeping them engaged and supported becomes a challenge. Online learners often feel disconnected or unmotivated or are tempted to rush to complete the material. As a teacher or trainer knowledgeable in Dialogue Education™ (DE), this workshop will guide you in using the principles of DE to design online learning environments and programs that have real and lasting impact for your learners.
In Dialogue Education Online, you’ll work online, on your own and with others who also have deep experience and knowledge of DE, guided by the facilitators, Marian Darlington-Hope and Karen Ridout, with Jane Vella . The course consists of a structured series of diverse and creative learning tasks based on Dr. Jane Vella’s book On Teaching and Learning. You’ll be supported and accountable as you participate, practice, reflect, and directly apply the content you’re learning to your own teaching strategies and methods. Throughout the course, you’ll learn to integrate the principles and practices of Dialogue Education in your online education design.
By taking this course you will:
The course is conducted online and extends for 8 weeks (40 learning hours).
Over the course of eight weeks, you’ll complete one module per week on your own, based on stated completion dates for that module.
In addition, you’ll participate in two collaborative meetings – via Skype or telephone – scheduled at specific times as agreed on by you and your fellow participants. The first meeting will be held after Module 2; the second after Module 8.
You’ll also hear from Dr. Jane Vella who will read your cohort’s posts and will offer her thoughts and feedback online following each module.
The reading for this course is On Teaching and Learning: Putting the Principles and Practices of Dialogue Education into Action (Jossey-Bass, 2007) by Dr. Jane Vella.
By the end of the course you will have:
Class size: Up to 15 (due to participative, learning-centered approach)
Length: 8 weeks (40 Learning hours)
Prerequisite: Must have completed Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach and be actively applying Dialogue Education principles in your work.