Parental Understanding and Involvement on Students Learning Process: Dialogic Method in PLC Settings

  • Panyatara Poonya-uppatampa
Keywords: dialogic teaching, dialogic method, plc, parental involvement


The aims of this study were to examine a process of gradual change in dialogue practices and promote parental understanding on students’ learning process at Vithidham School of Sakon Nakhon Rajabhat University. For this reason, we used dialogic method in professional learning community (PLC) settings as a harness of communication among the parents, to promote their involvement and enrich their understanding on students learning process. For this purpose, we collected observational data through reflective interviews and the video recordings of several dialogic activities in PLC settings. The participants of this study were school administrators, teachers, and parents. The results showed that the greater number of parents participating in PLC settings (using dialogic method), the higher probability they can involve and understand students learning process. Future research includes the concept of dialogic teaching among the school community (teachers, students, parents, etc.) so that everyone belongs and it can be incorporated into students learning into everyday teaching.


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