Applying Dialogic Techniques – Equitable Teaching

Applying Dialogic Techniques


This resource guide provides an overview/summary of the Intergroup Relations Insight Handouts from the Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR). Each overview includes prompts for the learner/reader to consider in thinking about how to integrate dialogic techniques with one’s instructional strategies and course content. Dialogic techniques cultivate inclusivity in the classroom as they encourage collaborative action and dialogue between all participants.

The IGR Insight handouts offer 11-pages of invaluable resources for those considering applying dialogic techniques on campus and beyond. Topics for building facilitation skills range from Strategies for Managing Hot Moments in the Classroom, Learning to Listen, Interrupting Bias, How to Apologize, and many more useful tools. You can click into each corresponding handout through the hyperlinked text in the document.

Resource Goals:

  • To gain a more thorough understanding of the different aspects of applying dialogic techniques.

  • To prompt reflection on one’s strengths and areas of grown in applying dialogic techniques.

  • To suggest strategies for incorporating dialogic techniques into the classroom.

Anti-Racist Pedagogy Principles:

The following anti-racist pedagogy principles are incorporated into this resource guide. For a review of the principles, visit our Practicing Anti-Racist Pedagogy homepage.

  • Principle 4: Anti-racist pedagogy seeks change within and beyond the classroom
    • The dialogic techniques presented in this resource guide extend beyond your classroom and campus. Practicing how to apologize, reflecting on oppression, and examining microaggressions are a few of the techniques in this guide that go beyond our individual classroom facilitation.

  • Principle 5: Anti-racist pedagogy bridges theory and practice
    • Intergroup dialogue is a structured process that focuses on listening to other viewpoints and gaining new insights and perspectives. This guide provides different practices and techniques to engage in interactive and shared dialogue about privilege, oppression, diversity, and social justice.

  • Principle 6: Anti-racist pedagogy focuses on the importance of process over time
    • The techniques and topics in this guide are not to be used once or sparingly. Practicing the techniques and exploring these topics regularly requires commitment and time. Patience is key as there are no shortcuts in this work.

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