Mini-Bakhtinian conference in education

Promises and Challenges of Dialogic Pedagogy

with James Cumming of Chaos Management LTD

School of Education, University of Delaware
March 26-April 2, 2011

Blog entries about the experience and our learnings:

  1. Is Dialogue Possible? posted 2 April 02012


BRINGING SIMULTANEITY TO DIALOGIC PEDAGOGY

We dream of a dialogic pedagogy practice that helps learners access and apply the total fabric of

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The European Public Sphere: From critical thinking to responsible action

The European Public Sphere: From critical thinking to responsible action

Committee of the Regions
Brussels. February 2012.

Beyond Homolingualism: A Participatory Model of Simultaneous Interpretation.

The strategy to communicate Europe is guided by an emphasis on information and technology that neglects social interaction. Discourse among the EU institutions in official documents about Plan-D, the White Paper, and

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Naked Yoga, Birthdays, and Soulmates

Love comes in all sizes.

I’ll freeze my tropical butt.

Ohmygod this is Bengali music!

Pajama panties?

No wonder I feel bad so often!

Don’t choke on your birthday.

Yep, that’s what she does, spreads herself all over the white stuff!

A Bengali boat song!

Getting set up with 20-year-olds and awkward men.

Thank you for pre-empting my stress!

Ridiculous.… Read more...

Lessons at 48 (in two parts)

I'm not actually geriatric yet, despite teasing. An acquaintance did, however, recently bring to my attention that in seven years I'll become eligible to join the AARP! Laugh! Cultivate self-doubt. Correct overshoot as soon as possible. Strive to be gentle. Stay firm. Love.
I'm not actually geriatric yet, despite teasing. An acquaintance did, however, recently bring to my attention that in seven years I'll become eligible to join the AARP! Laugh! Cultivate self-doubt. Correct overshoot as soon as possible. Strive to be gentle. Stay firm. Love.

2011 Summer Workshop on Integrated Weather Studies

2011 Summer Workshop on Integrated Weather Studies

Societal Impacts Program, National Center on Atmospheric Research
Boulder CO, August 4-12, 2011

The Societal Impacts Program (SIP) of the National Center for Atmospheric Research hosts this professional practice workshop on “changing from what WAS to what IS the future of integrated weather studies.”

WAS*IS aims to better integrate weather and social science

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Checkpoint: Turning Discourse to Dialogue

Kent, Stephanie Jo., Sibii, Razvan, and Napoleone, Anna Rita. (2011).  “Checkpoint: Turning Discourse to Dialogue.” In Examining Education, Media, and Dialogue under Occupation: The Case of Palestine and Israel. I. Nasser, L. N. Berlin, & S. Wong (Eds). Critical Language and Literacy Studies Series. Multilingual Matters: UK.

from the publisher’s last round of feedback:

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polar symmetry at the Equinox

UMass Sunwheel

Clouds partially obscured sunset at the UMass Sunwheel this evening, but the day was glorious and could not be damped by moisture at high altitudes. vernal equinox 2010 at the sunwheel Dr Judith Young’s astronomy lesson drew a crowd of over a hundred on this warm spring day.

I always learn something new from her “every day astronomy” as she labels the astronomical events … Read more...

Persisting In Place: A strategy of socioeconomic survival

Dr Arturo Osorio refines Florida’s popular “creative class” model from its static premises, turning the notion of a creative class from a thing (an aggregation of people who fit required characteristics and are rather singularly motivated) to an on-going, interactive, socially-dynamic “process whose potential emergence may or may not be sustained over time.” Osorio pulled an audience of seventeen on a late fall day to listen to him tell a tale of a town where personal actions and associations coalesced into creative class organizing that generated a range of positive consequences for the community that continues, today, to feed back into organizing and interpersonal/professional community ties.
Dr Arturo Osorio refines Florida’s popular “creative class” model from its static premises, turning the notion of a creative class from a thing (an aggregation of people who fit required characteristics and are rather singularly motivated) to an on-going, interactive, socially-dynamic “process whose potential emergence may or may not be sustained over time.” Osorio pulled an audience of seventeen on a late fall day to listen to him tell a tale of a town where personal actions and associations coalesced into creative class organizing that generated a range of positive consequences for the community that continues, today, to feed back into organizing and interpersonal/professional community ties.