An extract from my research paper (2012)

Adults learn through doing something with their learning ‘a beautiful dance of inductive and deductive forms of learning’ (p. 115) (Vella, c2002). Through mutual respect combined with ‘problem-posing education (p. 74) Freire (1972), learning which they discover for themselves (Horton, Bell, Gaventa, & Peters, 1990), has immediate usefulness and is related to their life experience. They ‘make […]

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How My Organization was Changed (2015)

GLP has fundamentally changed IBP’s life as an organization. Through a period of growth and expansion, the support of GLP and the common practice of the principles of Dialogue Education have helped us build strong connections and shared learning throughout IBP, and between IBP and our partners. This collaboration has deeply enriched our efforts to build more transparent […]

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Episode 3: How Do They Know They Know?

 Dr. Jane Vella and Peter Noteboom –  President of GLP – talk with Dwayne Hodgson, a longtime member of GLP’s Certified Network about the axiom “How do they know they know? They just did it.” Listen as they talk about how designing for accountability in learning helps build capacity in community initiatives. The unique focus on achievement-based objectives helps organizations make critical decisions on investing resources in training and understanding why some projects don’t achieve goals. Listen on Apple […]

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Taking on a New Challenge (2013)

I am a licensed clinical social worker at First 5 Alameda County a diverse county in California. About 8 years ago, my home visiting department was dissolved, and my fellow home visitors were laid off. I was the program administrator and rather than being laid off was given the opportunity to lead our capacity building training program. Global Learning Partners and in particular Michael Culliton, enabled me […]

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Dialogue Education for My 6-Year-Old (2011) 

A number of years ago through training with GLP, life became centered around dialogue and Dialogue Education. Now, when facing any situation with my 6-year-old son, I count to three and think on how to provide all six principles of learning. Although he is still just a child, the principles of safety, immediacy, relevance, engagement, inclusion and respect are essential. They teach him how […]

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New Publications about a Dialogue-Education Approach by Rhonda McEwen

Two publications by Certified Dialogue Education Practitioner, Rhonda McEwen, PhD., can now be downloaded from the Founder page for your inspiration! Blended Learning: Curriculum Design for Effective Learning – is a chapter in the 2017 book entitled Leadership in Theological Education, Volume 2: Foundations for Curriculum Design, published by The ICETE Programme for Academic Leadership […]

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The Training That Changed My Life (2019)  

I remember my first class with GLP trainers Peter Perkins and Michael Culliton in Stowe, Vermont. Michael was talking about how we are asking adults to change when we are inviting learning. That was a total “lightbulb moment” for me. That totally changed the way I think about learning design and the need for the Core Principles. I’m so appreciative of that!  Jill Pattee, […]

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