Learning Through Dialogue offers an alternative approach to teaching and learning, which utilizes Martin Buber's dialogical principles: turning toward, addressing affirmatively, listening attentively, and responding responsibly. The book first presents Buber's educational theory and method and second presents specific examples of how Buber's dialogical philosophy can be applied in the classroom.
Kenneth Paul Kramer is Professor Emeritus of Comparative Religious Studies at San Jose (CA) State University, where he taught from 1978 to 2001. Among his works, he has published Martin Buber's I and Thou: Practicing Living Dialogue (2003) and Martin Buber's Spirituality: Hasidic Wisdom for Everyday Life (2012).
Foreword Preface Introduction Part I THEORY/METHOD Chapter 1 Buber's Two Ways of Learning Chapter 2 Buber's Method of Inclusion Chapter 3 Teaching as Unteaching Chapter 4 The Broadest Frame: Dialogue as Meta-Methodology Part II APPLICATION/PRACTICE Chapter 5 Dialogues with Texts Chapter 6 Dialogues with Students Chapter 7 Interview Dialogues Chapter 8 Journal Dialogues Conclusion Critical Terms Works Cited Notes Index