Facilitated dialogue: A new emphasis, or pedagogical shift for the interpretation of cultural heritage sites?

Author(s): John Jameson

Year: 2018

Summary

Facilitated dialogue (FD) is a communication technique increasingly utilized by professional interpreters to connect and interact with audiences. It is a conversation between individuals in which a facilitator helps to overcome communication barriers regarding an issue of mutual concern. It is designed to join the experiences and expertise of participants to think through the conditions and opportunities necessary to impact the topic or issue discussed. FD is designed to foster an environment where the experiences of participants are shared and explored. The goal is to create a safe and unbiased environment for participants to consider other perspectives. Dialogue facilitators do not need to be experts on the topic being discussed. Does FD represent a new emphasis, or more profound pedagogical shift in cultural heritage interpretation? Does FD result in more effective interpretation in creating connections and facilitating perceptions and meaning for audiences, which are the primary goals of interpretation

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Facilitated dialogue: A new emphasis, or pedagogical shift for the interpretation of cultural heritage sites?. John Jameson. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441872)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 725