In Ljubljana the prevailing methods used in the neighbourhood group were dialogue and dialogical learning as well as peer learning within study circles. At each session, dialogue was encouraged by an article, a video or a TV talk show, an exhibition, a discussion of current events or exploratory learning. Group members proposed and selected issues that were of interest to them. Articles from newspapers and specialised local magazines about new city projects, renovation works or plans for the future were chosen. Reading about new city projects, for instance, led to many controversial opinions and lively discussions. The results of the discussions were summarised in written form and shared with the general public.
Peer learning. Ljubljana through their eyes and knowledge: Neighbourhood groups started learning about the urbanity of their neighbourhoods, current developments there, as well as the stakeholders responsible for conceptualising public space. D. is “teaching“his group colleagues.
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