The Dialogic Advance of Educational Practices

  • Valerie A. WilkinsonEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 101)


The fourth year of our collaboration and third iteration of our experimental research is composed of a structured Control class of 62 students and an Experimental class of 51 students. The start-up preparation before the first class forced close examination of the practices and strategies in structuring the two groups. The one group is conceived of as a Project Based Learning (PBL) simulation; the other group is Task-Based language learning (TBLL). The Project Team simulation promotes development of layered relationships and valorizes leadership in teams. The TBLL group has professor, technical assistant, and researcher with orderly routines. The university asks us as educators to work to promote diversity, innovation and creativity. Consistent high quality group development is also desired. Are these goals in conflict?


General systems theory (GST) Game theory (GT) Integrated dynamic systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of InformaticsShizuoka UniversityHamamatsuJapan

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