DIALLS research on integrating cultural literacy learning and dialogue and argumentation skills into school curricula has potential policy implications for Europe and beyond.
DIALLS researchers have published 3 policy briefs, drawing on the research we have done with teachers and students in over 350 classes in seven countries.
The briefs include:
Policy Brief 2: Promoting Cultural Literacy in Schools (available in English)
Books & Articles
DIALLS published many peer-reviewed journal articles, monographs, and edited books over the course of the project. All are freely accessible, and the full list can be found on our Books & Articles page.
For analysis of European educational policy on intercultural dialogue, read our monograph Intercultural Dialogue in the European Educational Policies: A Conceptual Approach (2020) by T. Lähdesmäki, A-K Koistinen, and S. Ylönen.
To celebrate the project’s interdisciplinarity, our team of researchers joined together to write a book capturing the different perspectives that we have brought to the research. The book is open access: Dialogue for Intercultural Understanding: Placing Cultural Literacy at the Heart of Learning (2021) edited by F. Maine and M. Vrikki, published by Springer (available in English).
For those involved in the development of curricula for cultural literacy learning or dialogue and argumentation skills, our Teacher Resource Bank houses the materials we developed, piloted, and implemented in over 350 classrooms in seven countries.
Our approach uses wordless texts — carefully selected for their engagement with cultural themes — as the stimuli for classroom discussion.