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Dialogic Listening

Dialogic Listening

This style of listening was described by John Stewart and Milt Thomas. This Web page is a summary by Tonya Glaser and published on the Web at the Conflict Research Consortium at the University of Colorado. Dialogic listening is examined as an alternative to active and empathic listening styles. The original essay by Stewart and Thomas was published in Bridges, Not Walls in 1995, and was edited by John Stewart.

Martin Buber

Listening and is one of the core concepts of Martin Buber's philosophy of dialogue. Buber explains how personal relationships transcend an I-It perspective to enter into dialogue of I and Thou. The Martin Buber home page offers links about the theological, philosophical and psychological basis of an I-Thou relationship.

Martin Buber on Education

Mark K. Smith offers this page from the Encyclopedia of Informal Education, in which he explains some of Buber's key concepts about dialogue.

Martin Buber the Life of Dialogue

Lisa Stifanic explores Buber's two types of relationships: I-It and I-Thou, highlighting how dialogue leads to a deeper relationship.

Peace Building in a Time of Cultural War

Listening with the principles of nonviolent dialogue is at the heart of the guidelines for peace building recommended by the American Friends Service Committee

Defininition of Dialogue - Pearce Associates

Consult the Communication Pearce Associates page, which provides a definition of dialogic communication that is based on Buber's work. The page offers thoughts about dialogue and conversation, especially with regard to controversial issues.

Monologic and Dialogic Communication

T. Dean Thomlinson relates the concept of dialogic communication to communication theory, notably Barnlund's concept of transactional communication and Johannesen's summary of key elements of I-Thou dialogue from a humanistic perspective.

True Empathy

Andrew LeCompte of "Let's Talk," which is a communication skills training program for organizational development, defines true empathy as a process of listening for another's "hope." This strategy for listening is part of Le Compte's Better Way to Communicate.

Empathic Listening

Examine this Knowledge Base Essay by Richard Salem. The essay is published on Beyond Intractability. It provides guidelines and application to mediation.

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