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Searching Together: Approaches, Methods, and Tools

  • Bela H. Banathy

In the course of the last decade, an observer of the mode of discourse in our various societal groups and communities has been able to see the emergence of new approaches to the heuristics of intentional communication, such as: Dialogue, consensus seeking, conversation, thinking together, and searching for common ground. It seems that these modes of intentional social communication are—on the one hand—reactions to the ever more degrading and hostile public, private, and political discourse and—on the other—they represent an increasing yearning for civility, mutual respect, and dignity in our social discourse.

Keywords

Common Ground Free Flow Mutual Understanding Shared Meaning Nominal Group Technique 
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