Promoting human capital: the importance of dialogic teaching in higher education / Frank Hardman

Hardman, Frank (2008) Promoting human capital: the importance of dialogic teaching in higher education / Frank Hardman. Asian Journal of University Education (AJUE), 4 (1). pp. 31-48. ISSN 1823-7797


Over the last 30 years, university education has undergone major changes due to the growing numbers of home and international students, the introduction of information and communication technology and an increasingly managerial approach that evaluates education in terms of cost, efficiency and measurable outcomes. In
the face of these changes, universities are charged with the
responsibility of providing students with a rich learning environment
in which they are taught to reason and think critically, and to develop
a range of attributes needed by employers such as team working
and enterprise so they can fully participate in the workplace. In
addressing these challenges, this paper explores current approaches
to learning and teaching in higher education and the role that a
dialogic pedagogy can play in shaping thinking and to secure
engagement, learning and understanding in university study. It
concludes by arguing for more powerful professional development
programmes in higher education so as to enhance the pedagogic
knowledge of the university teaching community in order to promote
higher levels of joint lecturer-student activity in both face-to-face
and online interactions.


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Hardman, Frank
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Education
Journal or Publication Title: Asian Journal of University Education (AJUE)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Asian Journal of University Education (AJUE)
ISSN: 1823-7797
Volume: 4
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 31-48
Keywords: Dialogic teaching, Dialogic pedagogy, Higher education
Date: June 2008
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