Meaning-making processes inside and outside institutional practices

Dates: 9-10 December 2014

Venue: Örebro University, Sweden

The Communication, Culture and Diversity, CCD research group (see at School HumES, Örebro University, Sweden is hosting a two day small scale international symposium in December 2014. DIAL is part of the CCD’s strategy of focused theme-based international conferences, workshops and symposia since the late 1990’s. DIAL will mark the end of the Swedish Research Council funded project Languages and Identities in School Arenas in the 21st century. Scholars who participate at DIAL will have and/or are currently engaged with dialogical approaches in the learning sciences and language sciences. While dialogical theories have been engaged with studying social interaction for a long time, analytically grounding dialogical concepts in empirically framed projects inside and outside institutional settings has been and remains a research methodological challenge. In line with other ongoing projects at CCD that are framed ethnographically and that draw upon sociocultural and postcolonial perspectives, the focus upon Dialogue in Action for Learning will contribute, it is hoped, to addressing the challenges of operationalizing and integrating the dynamics of dialogue in different sites of engagements, particularly those that are framed in terms of “bi/multilingual” communication.

Confirmed invited scholars:

Dr. Hannele Dufva
University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Dr. Mikhail Gradovski
Associate Professor of Education
University College of Telemark, Norway

Dr. Karin Junefelt
Stockholm University, Sweden

Dr. Per Linell
Senior professor
Gothenburg University, Sweden

Chair: Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta

Organizing committee: Giulia Messina Dahlberg, Oliver St-John, Anna-Karin Frih, Kicki Ekberg