Multiplier Event Louvain

As part of the Erasmus+ strategic partnership DIONE, UCLouvain organised an international multiplier event on Thursday 26 January from 13:00 to 17:00.

The event aimed at disseminating the outcomes of the DIONE project. Our focus was on introducing and explaining our concept of “micro-collaboration”. We see this as an important tool for the realisation of international cooperation in teaching, as it makes cross-border learning more accessible and flexible.

The concept tackles questions such as:
• How can we offer more students international experiences?
• How can teachers internationalise their teaching in a self-determined way?
• How do we create a common European learning space?
• How can we develop internationalisation at home into an active collaboration of students?

After a general presentation of the goals and outcomes of the DIONE project and of the concept of micro-collaboration, we presented two particular micro-collaboration kits, which are online accessible on our platform after registration.

The first kit deals with “Corpus-based constructional analysis” and provides a multilingual course kit, spread over four sessions, starting with a basic introduction into Construction Grammar and introducing the method of corpus-based constructional analysis (data extraction, annotation and analysis). The students apply this method to a specific case study (the Expressive Binominal Construction, e.g. a dream of a car, a hell of a job) and analyse it from a cross-linguistic perspective.

The second kit on “Figurative language” provides participants an opportunity to (re)familiarize themselves with key concepts related to figurative language, to apply metaphor extraction methods (MIPVU), to identify the functions of metaphors in their own corpus and to include the functions of figurative language as an analytical category in their research projects.

The event was organized in a hybrid way. It took place in presence in the Erasmus building at UCLouvain (Place Blaise Pascal 1, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, room C.228), but it was also possible to attend the event online via MS Teams. We were very pleased to welcome you one way or the other!


13:00 – 14:00 Goals and outcomes of the DIONE project. Presentation of the concept of micro-
14:15 – 15:00 How to use the micro-collaboration kit on “Corpus-based constructional analysis”?
15:15 – 16:00 How to use the micro-collaboration kit on “Figurative language”?
16:15 -17:00 Discussion and closing

Local organisers (UCLouvain, DIONE): Kristel Van Goethem, Ferran Suñer

Co-organisers (DIONE): Philipp Wasserscheidt (HUBerlin), Višnja Čičin-Šain (University of Oslo)