Volume 7   Number 1     Springs 2013

Monologue to Dialogue: Education in the 21st Century (Introduction to the Special Issue)

Frans Meijers
The Hague University of Applied Sciences
The Hague, The Netherlands
pp. 1-10

ABSTRACT: This paper argues that there is a need for a dialogical learning space because soft skills are becoming increasingly important in an ever more unstable labour market. Where once a monological form of education worked to prepare youth for the future, now a dialogue is required. This dialogue, by definition or in the first place seek consensus, but assumes pluralism and even conflict and is thereby intended to be a true departure from the monological nature of education

KEYWORDS: dialogical learning space, soft skills, intrinsic motivation