We write to you because you may be interested in Dialogic Pedagogy in a broader sense AND we want to check out of it is time for a new academic peer-reviewed on-line international journal on Dialogic Pedagogy in English. We want to find out if there is enough “community behind” for this journal to start. To do so we designed a very short and simple “straw poll” survey (i.e., poll without any obligation or commitment for a participant) to see if we have enough audience and workforce for the journal.
We view the concept of “Dialogic Pedagogy” in a broader sense as communal and discursive involving diverse, multiple, often contested and contradictory definitions and educational practices. You can find one way to conceptualize its current terrain on http://diaped.soe.udel.edu/dp-map/?page_id=18. We view a community around the concept “Dialogic Pedagogy” are all educational practitioners, researchers, students, policymakers, parents, educational designers, and so on who are interested in this concept in some honest way (no spammers or telemarketers, please, ).
We envision that the on-line international journal will have diverse formats (e.g., dialogic peer reviews, articles with blogs, discussions of video-recorded dialogic lessons, drafts of papers in progress for feedback, round table dialogues on hot issues, wiki of key concepts, and so on) involving diverse international audience.
Please reply to the 3-minute straw poll survey at https://delaware.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9Gkn3ESitkqJJu4 .
Please forward this message to people and listservs who may be interested in Dialogic Pedagogy in a broader sense. The poll will be open until July 15th, 2012.
Please see the dynamic results of the survey.
Please let us know if you have questions.
Eugene Matusov, Mark Smith, and Ana Marjanovic Shane