Qualitative Research on ‘Mediated Dialogism’ Among Nordic Project Educators

Document type: Journal Articles
Article type: Original article
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Thomas Hansson
Title: Qualitative Research on ‘Mediated Dialogism’ Among Nordic Project Educators
Journal: The Qualitative Report
Year: 2004
Volume: 9
Issue: 2
Pagination: 280-300
ISSN: 1052-0147
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Management (Sektionen för management)
School of Management S- 371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
Language: English
Abstract: The relevance of qualitative research to virtual practices rests on subject knowledge and practical know-how on operations for exchange, growth, learning, and dialogue. Highlighting the discursive perspective, this paper covers theory on emerging didactics for online learning. In doing so, the contents show how computer-mediated learning incorporates a dialogical orientation. There is an empirical account of experiences of applying the theory in a comprehensive Nordic network with an aspect of computer-mediated theory focused on Ba, a construct illustrating how educators and pupils keep their higher mental operations creative in the process of critiquing and applying knowledge in English as a foreign language. The paper explores the social nature of learning, emphasising the dialogical perspective, weaving methodological consistencies, and principles and theoretical positions with recent conceptual elaborations that focus on knowledge creation in emerging realities. Ideas about action learning provide an overview of issues particular to research on virtual discursive interaction.
Subject: Education\General
Keywords: Methodology, Dialogism, Information Systems, Information Theory, Learning
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