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DIALLS is a three-year project which has focused on teaching children the dialogue skills needed to engage together using tolerant, empathetic and inclusive behaviours – which we see as central dispositions to becoming culturally literate. Our Cultural Literacy Learning Programme (CLLP) uses specially licensed, short, wordless films as stimuli for discussions about cultural themes related to living together, social responsibility and belonging. In these difficult times, these skills and ideas are more important than ever.

In this collaborative twilight session between DIALLS and the Chartered College of TeachingDr Fiona Maine (Senior Lecturer in Literacy Education, University of Cambridge Faculty of Education) and Dr Victoria Cook (Research Associate, DIALLS) will introduce the project and its goals and most importantly share the resources available. There will, of course, be lots of opportunity for talk!

The project has worked with teachers across Europe to develop a teacher resource bank that will be freely available in April 2021. This includes:

  • a collection of short wordless films from European directors;
  • lesson prompt cards for KS1 and KS2 to guide discussions;
  • professional development materials exploring dialogue in the classroom, cultural literacy in DIALLS and mediating wordless film;
  • progression tools to support formative assessment of cultural literacy as a dialogic social practice.

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Event date
April 14, 2021
Event time
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Chartered College of Teaching