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Completed research project

Title / Titel Implementing dialogic learning at schools
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Original title / Originaltitel Implementierung des Dialogischen Lernens in Schulen
Summary / Zusammenfassung This is a reasearch and development project by Peter Gallin, Anita Pfau, Urs Ruf und Felix Winter (all Universität Zürich) together with various schools of primary and secondary level:

- Odenwaldschule in Ober-Hambach (Deutschland)
- Siessener Schulen (Deutschland)
- Integrierte Gesamtschule Franzsches Feld, Braunschweig (Deutschland)
- Schulen der Franziskanerinnen von Vöcklabruck (Österreich)

Dialogic learning is a form of teaching and learning which has been tried and tested in many different schools and subjects at primary level, and in German, Foreign Languages and Maths at Gymnasium level. The model is theoretically well supported by various results from the empirical sciences of teaching and learning.

We now want to find out what changes are necessary so that it will work effectively in the practice of the different schools.

For that purpose, we first establish cooperation with a school as a whole. Different teachers with different subjects are invited to participate, to support each other, exchange ideas and experiences. These thoughts and ideas are then published on the Internet and serve as guidelines for further teachers interested in implementing dialogic learning.

We will focus primarily on the workload that teachers are confronted with in this kind of teaching, as well as on how experiences from one subject can be transferred to another. Also, we want to study the students’ reactions to the methods in question. These results will pave the way for evaluating the effectiveness of the model as a whole.
Keywords / Suchbegriffe dialogic learning, German, Math, teaching methods, implementation
Project leadership and contacts /
Projektleitung und Kontakte
Prof Urs Ruf (Project Leader)
Dr Winter Felix
Funding source(s) /
Unterstützt durch
Private Sector (e.g. Industry), Others, No project-specific funding
Duration of Project / Projektdauer Jun 2007 to Aug 2010