Facilitating critical discourse through “meaningful disagreement” online
Dalley-Hewer, Jayne, Clouder, Deanne Lynn, Jackson, Ann, Goodman, Simon, Bluteau, Patricia and Davies, Bernadette. (2012) Facilitating critical discourse through “meaningful disagreement” online. Journal of Interprofessional Care, Vol.26 (No.6). pp. 472-478. ISSN 1356-1820Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/13561820.2012.711383
This paper is concerned with identifying ways of facilitating “meaningful disagreement” amongst students in interprofessional online discussion forums. It builds on previous research that identified a trend toward polite agreement and only limited evidence of disagreement in this setting. Given the suggestion that disagreement indicates a deeper level of engagement in group discussion and therefore leads to deeper learning, our aim was to critique the pedagogical approach adopted by analyzing whether we were promoting a particular interprofessional discourse amongst students that favored agreement and therefore limited potential learning. Agreement in this context has been conceptualized as a form of online interprofessional “netiquette” existing amongst participants. Findings suggest that creating an online context for critical discourse is challenging; however, the careful construction of learning outcomes, trigger material/resources and learning activities, as well as attention to students' stage of study and life experience, can provoke the desired effects.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Interprofessional Care|
|Official Date:||November 2012|
|Page Range:||pp. 472-478|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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