Thanks to subscriber Dr. Tim Uhl, Superintendent, Montana Catholic Schools, who shared this reading about the quality and effectiveness of discussion and dialogue.
At Dialogic Learning we are always interested in how we create and maintain the best possible conditions for high quality dialogue. Some practical tips summarised below to get your teeth into:
How might we develop the capacity to learn from a discussion?
- Ask people to think of at least one reason why they’re wrong. This challenges overconfidence.
- Listen to the estimate of every single person in the group. Don’t let anybody get by without speaking.
- Don’t adjust your estimate unless you trust the reasons behind it.
Have a read of the conversation and podcast episode below. Thanks to Tim for the recommendation.