The impact fo disciplinary future self enriched electromagnetism course on pharmacy majors’ achievement and effect in physics. KU Leuven
High drop-out rates at university level indicate that students are not able to find what they expected at the university. It is a problem in many European countries. Reports from European Commission and universities, mentioned that relating the courses in their programs to e.g. the disciplinary future selves (DFSs) of the students is one of the solutions by enhancing students’ learning and affective states (e.g. motivation and interest). The ...
Changing families and sustainable societies: Policy contexts and diversity over the life course and across generations KU Leuven
The main objectives of this project are to investigate the diversity of family forms, relationships, and life courses in Europe; to assess the compatibility of existing policies with these changes; and to contribute to evidence-based policy-making. The project will extend our knowledge on how policies promote well-being, inclusion and sustainable societal development among families. Our approach relies on three key premises. First, family ...
Negotiating Group Identities in a Multicultural Society. Case: The Role of Mainstream Media, Discourse Relations and Political Alliances in Germany KU Leuven
This research on media portrayals of (ethnic/religious) minorities encompasses the fields of media sociology, media effects, political communication, multiculturalism, populism in the media and politicized uses of collective identities. It compares the political discourse (Bundestag plenary protocols) with the mainstream discourse (mainstream press) in Germany over the sample period of 2009-2015, and scrutinizes a ...
Language Ideologies in Scientific Discourses on Content & Language Integrated Learning (CLIL): A Sociolinguistic and Discourse Analysis. Ghent University
Via comparative quantitative and qualitative analyses I investigate language ideologies in scientific discourses on CLIL. To this end, I determine (i) how CLIL has been defined and promoted in scientific discourses; (ii) to what extent the genre of key scientific discourses on CLIL is U+2018hybridU+2019.
The Specter of Style: Shifting Understandings in Twentieth-Century Architectural Discourse in China KU Leuven
Unlike in Europe, the concept of style only entered Chinese people’s vision as a new term when the modern discipline of architecture was established in the early twentieth century. Thereafter, for much of the rest of the century, Chinese architects faced the conundrum: "In what style should we build?" This dissertation examines the discussions of style within architectural discourse, and considers (a) the shifting understandings of style in ...
iCANDID: Improving Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Discourse Analysis with Data Mining Tools KU Leuven
Invigorated by digitisation, information flows in society have been fundamentally altered. Not only does content travel faster than ever before, but it comes at us in evergrowing
volumes through many formats and platforms. In a digitised world, researchers may stand out if they can retrieve and analyse complete and accurate dataset. iCANDID, our proposed infrastructure, will provide innovative and integrated access to various types of ...
A functional-pragmatic analysis of the discourse markers gar, oun and de in homilies of Basil the Great, Gregory of Nazianzus and John Chrysostom. Ghent University
In this project, the Ancient Greek particles gar, oun and de are reinterpreted according to modern pragmatic theories. The last systematic analysis of these elements dates from the 1950s; in this project, they are reanalyzed as discourse markers - they do not contribute to the content of the text, but instead guide the audience towards the correct interpretation of that context.
Mediated homonationalism: Media discourses on homosexuality and the nation in Flanders. University of Antwerp
Fuelling the future with concrete, papers, discourse: competing claims in the making of an oil city, Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana KU Leuven
In analysing the resource environment in Takoradi, I focus in this PhD thesis on the transformative power of oil on processes of social configurations, meaning-making practices and the processes of value formation such as land conversions. Sekondi-Takoradi is an example of petrolic semiosis at work: oil is not only a metonym for modernity in the form of a modern city, but also for global and urban citizenship.
The city of ...