The Dialogical Self Theory in Education

A Multicultural Perspective

  • Frans Meijers
  • Hubert Hermans

Part of the Cultural Psychology of Education book series (CPED, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Frans Meijers, Hubert Hermans
    Pages 1-17
  3. Chiel van der Veen, Marjolein Dobber, Bert van Oers
    Pages 49-63
  4. Äli Leijen, Katrin Kullasepp, Aivi Toompalu
    Pages 97-110
  5. Rudy Vandamme
    Pages 111-127
  6. Michael Healy, Peter McIlveen, Sara Hammer
    Pages 173-187
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 91-95

About this book


This edited volume offers cross-country and cross-cultural applications of Dialogical Self Theory within the field of education. It combines the work of internationally recognized authors to demonstrate how theoretical and practical innovations emerge at the highly fertile interface of external and internal dialogues. The Theory, developed by Hubert Hermans and his colleagues in the past 25 years, responds fruitfully to the issue of educational experts hitherto working in splendid isolation and does so by combining two aspects of Dialogical Self Theory: the dialogue among individuals as well as dialogical processes within individuals, in this context students and teachers.

top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto; line-height:normal">family: Helvetica , sans-serif;">It is the first book in which Dialogical Self Theory is applied to the field of education. In 13 chapters, authors from different cultures and continents produce theoretical considerations and a wide variety of practical procedures showing that this interface is an ideal ground for the production of new theoretical, methodological, and practical approaches that enrich the work of educational researchers and specialists. Academics, practitioners, and postgraduate students in the field of education, particularly those who are interested in the innovative and community-enhancing potentials of dialogue, will find this book valuable and informative.  Ultimately the work presented here is intended to inspire more self-reflection and creative ways to engage in new conversations that can respond to real-world issues and in which education can play a more vital role.


Dialogical Self Dialogical Self Education Hubert Hermans DST theory in education Cutlural variations DST Applying DST in the classroom DST and learning

Editors and affiliations

  • Frans Meijers
    • 1
  • Hubert Hermans
    • 2
  1. 1.Meijers Onderzoek & Advies WijchenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Emeritus-professor of psychologyRadboud University of Nijmegen Emeritus-professor of psychologyNijmegenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-62860-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-62861-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-6780
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-6799
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