I’m finding Gordon Pask’s conversation theory pretty thick. Bernard Scott, the author of this article, worked extensively with Pask. But he does not give the theory in much simpler terms. I’ll try to put together some of the key concepts here; my understanding is a work in progress, however!
(I’ve spent 6 hours today reading Pask and Scott…but haven’t yet waded through my notes to try to sift out meaning! I’ll keep working on it on Monday night.)
Scott, Bernard. (2001). “Conversation Theory: A Constructivist, Dialogical Approach to Educational Technology.” Cybernetics & Human Knowing. 8/4. pp. 25-46