DIalogue and Argumentation for cultural Literacy Learning in Schools (DIALLS)

DIALLS answers the Horizon 2020 call ‘Understanding Europe – promoting the European Public and Cultural Space’ under the topic of Cultural Literacy of Young Generations in Europe (specifically promoting cultural literacy through formal education).

DIALLS is a three year project starting in June 2018.  It centralises co-constructive dialogue as a main cultural literacy value, with the aim of promoting tolerance, inclusion and empathy. It moves beyond a concept of cultural literacy as being about knowledge of culture (through exploration of literature and art for example) into a consideration of the disposition to explore different interpretations of it. It innovates by also viewing cultural literacy as enabled by the response to and creation of cultural resources, thus centralising young people as the users and producers of culture.

Leader: Dr. Fiona Maine, Faculty of Education, Cambridge University, UK.

Abstract

DIALLS is a three year project with two main objectives. First it will develop young people’s cultural literacy in formal education through the teaching of dialogue and argumentation as a means to understand European identities, cultures and diversities. This will be achieved through the creation and implementation of cultural literacy learning activities, where students respond to and produce multi-modal texts (wordless picturebooks and short films) reflecting European cultural heritage and/or positive cultural values; and through analysis of how structured interactions, both face-to-face and using an online platform, promote effective inter-cultural dialogue and mutual understanding as students co-construct meanings with their European peers. Second, it will provide comprehensive guidance for the development of cultural literacy in schools through the creation of a scale of progression to assess knowledge, skills and competences for pre-primary through to secondary-aged students. This will also produce a deep understanding of how civic and cultural values are manifested in students’ discourse and their production of cultural artefacts. Comparative analysis of students in and across eight European countries will highlight the potential impact of social factors including gender, socio-economic context, age, and ethnicity on how young people negotiate and construct their European identities. DIALLS is directly relevant to the call’s work programme as it addresses the role of formal education in supporting the acquisition of the knowledge, skills and competences needed for effective inter-cultural dialogue. The novelty of our proposal lies in our goal to establish educational face-to-face and online environments as dialogic spaces of tolerance, integrity and inclusion, where students can share their perspectives and their own created cultural artefacts as they make sense of Europe and its different cultures. Our teaching and assessment tools will form the basis of guidance to support schools in their development of a dialogic pedagogy for cultural literacy in tomorrow’s Europe.

Participants

Participant 

Organization      

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PI

P1 Faculty of Education/Cambridge University UK Dr. Fiona Maine
P2 Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities/Universidade Nova de Lisboa Portugal Dr. Fabrizio Macagno and Dr. Chrysi Rapanta
P3 Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique /Telecom ParisTech France Dr. Michael Baker
P4 Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies/ University of Jyväskylä Finland Dr. Tuuli Lähdesmäki
P5 Faculty of Psychology/University of Münster Germany Dr. Regina Jucks
P6 Social Education Department/Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences Lithuania
 
Dr. Irena Zaleskiene
P7 Developmental and Educational Psychology Department/University of Barcelona Spain Dr. Merce Garcia-Mila
P8 Department of Education/University of Nicosia Cyprus Dr. Maria Evagorou
P9 School of Education/The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel Dr. Baruch Schwarz

 

Plan of activities

 

 

Events

All Events

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 9ª Sessão: Ana Falcato

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

June 06, 2018

Seminário Nietzsche | Anthony Jensen

CultureLab | Lisbon Nietzsche Group

May 23, 2018

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 8ª Sessão: Antonio Moretti

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

May 16, 2018

EPLAB Masterclass Series

Santoni de Sio

May 04, 2018

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 7ª Sessão: Pietro Gori

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

April 18, 2018

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 6ª Sessão: António Cardiello

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

March 14, 2018

Seminário Nietzsche | Ernani Chaves

CultureLab | Lisbon Nietzsche Group

March 12, 2018

Seminário Nietzsche | Roberto Barros

CultureLab | Lisbon Nietzsche Group

February 28, 2018

Paula Olmos, 19 February 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Narratives in Scientific Justificatory Practice"

February 19, 2018

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 5ª Sessão: Claudio Rozzoni

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

February 14, 2018

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 4ª Sessão: Ana Kiffer

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

January 31, 2018

Discussing Davidson Colloquium

Discussing Davidson Colloquium, 26 JAN 2017, 10:30 - 18:00

January 26, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão IV: Susana Viegas

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

January 25, 2018

Seminário Nietzsche | André Muniz Garcia

CultureLab | Lisbon Nietzsche Group

January 10, 2018

Cinema 10: Call for Papers

"PAINTING, MOVING IMAGES AND PHILOSOPHY" / Edited by Susana Viegas…

December 14, 2017

Cinema 10: Call for Papers

"PAINTING, MOVING IMAGES AND PHILOSOPHY" / Edited by Susana Viegas…

December 14, 2017

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

"The Force of Law", F. Schauer

December 13, 2017

Andri Christodoulou, 11 Dec 2017, 16h30

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Using argumentation as a tool for…

December 11, 2017

Dina Mendonça, Fr 27 Nov 17 Sala 606 TB, 16h

Dina Mendonça on the Role of Reflexivity and Meta-Emotions in…

November 24, 2017

I Biennale Nietzscheana - "Nietzsche e as artes / Nietzsche and the Arts"

First meeting of the Research Group "HyperNietzsche" - Public Conference

November 15, 2017

Seminário livre: “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura”

CultureLab | Questions of Subjectivity: Philosophy & Literature

October 18, 2017

Nietzsche & Wittgenstein - On Values / Sobre os valores

International Workshop

March 10, 2017

Institutions

FCT
FCSH