Dialogue Education vs Monologue Education: To the Problem of Overcoming Radicalism


  • Andrei D. Korol Belarusian State University


higher education, monologue education, dialogue education, dialogue, radicalism, a “mass” man


The article deals with the peculiarities of monologue and dialogue education in their influence on the genesis of radicalism manifestation. Monologism in education is understood as the transfer of sociocultural knowledge without taking into account the learner. The disadvantage of such education is the lack of the ability to communicate and conduct a dialogue, the appearance of a reserved personality with monologue needs, that lead to radicalism. The loss of a critical assessment, binary thinking, certitude in one's own rightness, mean the “closing” of a human personality, the loss of one’s ability to look at oneself from the outside, the monologue of the main activities.

The second type of education is dialogic, based on the dialogue, contact with other people, the ability to listen to and hear another person, the ability to be open to the Other person. It is a road to cognition, the development of such personal “navigation” skills as goal-setting, dialogue, reflexivity, creativity, cognition.