The Swimming Pool. The Teachers Role in the Didactics of Dialogue School, Using Godly Play

Tom Schoemaker, Fedor de Beer


In regard to guiding a child in his own life philosophical development, a research-group of HAN University designed the didactic principles of Dialogue School. In this project different ideas and methods were tried and researched. This article looks at the possibilities and problems teachers face, using the method of Godly Play as a part of the Dialogue School didactics. The teacher has to learn to let go, to understand symbolic communication, to create a safe and relaxed learning environment, to combine various subjects and, most of all, to really communicate with every single pupil.


Life philosophical development, Godly Play, Dialogue School, storytelling

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