Tact and Atmosphere in the Pedagogical Relationship

  • Hanna Jusso
  • Timo Laine


Introduction: The purpose of the article is to analyze the experienced educational situation of the community of inquiry from the viewpoint of phenomenological hermeneutic philosophy. We will first discuss the meaning of dialogicality in general. After this, we will outline the meanings of tact and atmosphere as complicated phenomena aiming at dialogicality in a pedagogical relationship. Our article contributes to the recent discussion on the nature of the classroom CI and especially on the relationship between teacher and pupil in it within the P4C movement. Our aim is to offer some tentative elements for deeper understanding of the CI as an educative space by discussing it from these ?new? points of view.