Learning Conversations. The Value of Interactive Learning
Pieter Mostert joined by Meahabo Dinah magano and Gert van der Westhuizen of the University of Johannesburg (2010)
The authors of this book show how learners, through conversations, become active in developing their own understanding and improving their own ideas. This resource book for practicing and prospective teachers:
o explores conversation as a teaching and learning strategy
o presents a wide range of conversation types in a practical way
o shows how conversations can be used in formal as well as informal settings, across different subject areas.
The authors describe a variety of conversation types, drawing on Socrates, Vygotsky and other authors, as well as African oral traditions. They show how in learning conversations participants can explore a wide range of topics by working together towards a shared outcome: learning new ideas and learning about themselves and the world.
This book is published by Heinemann, Cape Town (South Africa) in January 2010.