Everyone participating in the dialogue is considered to be equal. Their contributions are valued according to the validity of the arguments they present and not according to whom is making the contribution. In this way, the arguments, whether they come from a participant without an academic background or from a professional or scientist attending the gathering, are valid.
Developing communication skills, improving of critical attitudes, and "jump over cultural barriers" (Flecha, 2000, p. 11) are effects of such an exchange.
"Egalitarian dialogue overcomes personal barriers as well. Leaving the house and making one’s own friends outside the home, daring to speak in public, feeling secure in a familial or social conversation about cultural topics, or realizing that there is still time to do almost everything are some of the new adventures that some people begin at twenty, fifty, or eighty years of age. In order to open these doors, people must not only overcome their internalized sexist, racist, and ageist assumptions, but also overcome their own shyness, complexes and insecurities." (Flecha, 2000, p. 12)
In this video you get an impression.
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