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Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach

The Principles and Practices of Dialogue Education

Based on the work of Dr. Jane Vella, Dialogue Education draws on the
best of adult education approaches to design and facilitate structured
and accountable, participatory learning events.

This approach has been widely used by the California WIC program, and
later this month we are running our first workshop with the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention.

The participants in this workshop will examine how the factors that
make for effective learning can be applied in their own context. They
will practice conducting a Learning Needs and Resources Assessment
(LNRA); use the 7 Steps of Design framework to design a workshop; and
write verifiable "Achievement-Based Objectives" and participatory
Learning Tasks. Each participant will co-design and co-teach two
30-minute practice teaching sessions and receive feedback.

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