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Summary 3.2 Parker; Listening to strangers: Classroom discussion in democratic education

Course
- EDU2
- 2021 - 2022
- Universiteit voor Humanistiek
- Humanistiek
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  • 1 Background / context

  • How does the literature on classroom discussion often undercut itself?
    By treating it only as an instrumental method, confining its role to the instrumental.
  • What's the difference between teaching for discussion and teaching in discussion?
    Teaching with discussion = using discussion as an effective means to other curricular ends. 
    Teaching in discussion = the practice of discussion can also be viewed as a curriculum objective in its own right.
  • On what grounds can teaching in discussion be seen as a justifyable curriculum objective in it's own right?
    On the grounds that listening and speaking to strangers about powerful ideas and public problems is crucial to democratic citizen formation.
  • 1.1 Purpose / focus of the study

  • The author outlines a discursive approach (enables you to explore the constructions of meaning in human interaction) to the cultivation of enlightenend political engagement in schools; why in schools?
    Schools have key assets: 
    - diverse schoolmates
    - problems (both academic and social)
    - "strangers" (schoolmates who are not friends or family)
    - curriculum and instruction (schools are intentionally educative places)
  • How can these key assets of schools be mobilized?
    By ambitious classroom discussion models: like
    - seminars and
    - deliberations
  • What is needed to mobilize these key assets of schools?
    New habits that build on: 
    - equity and 
    - trust
  • 1.2 Conclusion / recommendation

  • What are schools in societies with democratic ideals obligated to do?
    Cultivate enlightened and engaged citizens.
  • What advances this work that schools are obligated to do?
    Helping young people form the habits of listening to strangers, at that very public place called school.
  • 2 Introduction

  • Parker distincts three different purposes of classroom discussion, which three?
    1) Discussion as:
    - an instructional strategy and
    - a curriculum objective

    2) Two purposes, both political:
    - discussion for the purpose of democratic enlightenment (knowing)   
    - discussion for the purpose of democratic engagement (doing)

    3) Distinction between two classroom discussion models:
    - Seminar: purpose is democratic enlightenment (knowing)
    - Deliberation: purpose is democratic engagement (doing)
  • To what do schooling and teaching contribute?
    Political socialization.
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