As an interdisciplinary, international project, DIALLS produced resources of potential value to researchers in various fields — all of which are open access.
Those with any of the following research interests may find the DIALLS research outputs useful to their work:
- children’s dialogue
- cultural literacy education
- children’s argumentation
- wordless texts in the classroom
- dialogic teaching
- dialogue/discourse analysis methodologies
- children’s artwork
- children’s literacy skills
- many more related topics!
DIALLS Multilingual Corpus
The DIALLS Multilingual Corpus is a set of transcripts of classroom interactions of students from ages 5 to 15 years old in seven DIALLS participant countries (UK, Portugal, Germany, Lithuania, Spain, Cyprus, and Israel). The transcripts capture student and teacher interactions and dialogue during lessons from the Cultural Literacy Learning Programme (CLLP) as the CLLP was being piloted during the 2019-2020 school year.
The corpus is a set of 201 transcripts in native regional/country languages (English, Portuguese, German, Lithuanian, Catalan, Greek, and Hebrew), of which 122 are also translated into English.
Books & Articles
DIALLS published over X peer-reviewed journal articles and X 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 an introduction to DIALLS’ approach to cultural literacy, read “Reconceptualizing Cultural Literacy as Dialogic Practice” (2019) by F. Maine and T. Lähdesmäki (available in English).
For analysis of European educational policy on intercultural dialogue, read our edited book Intercultural Dialogue in the European Educational Policies: A Conceptual Approach (2020) by T. Lähdesmäki, A-K Koistinen, and S. Ylönen.
The DIALLS Library is a curated collection of X wordless books and films that are useful for sparking discussions about cultural literacy themes in the classroom. They were carefully selected by DIALLS researchers using feedback from teachers and students.
The Library allows you to filter books and films by age group and theme, and also lists the films we have included in the Cultural Literacy Learning Programme, as well as the films for which we have offered discussion prompts. Each resource comes with a short summary, and all films are licensed from the artist and thus freely watchable online.
The Virtual Gallery is a display of artworks — which we call “cultural artefacts” — that students made in response to classroom discussions about the wordless texts in the Cultural Literacy Learning Programme.
Participating classes chose their favourite artefact to display in the Virtual Gallery. The result is a collection of nearly 80 artworks from children aged 4-15 years old in seven countries.
The gallery includes not only the artefacts themselves, but also the students’ explanations of what inspired the work and how they made it.