About the division
Media literacy and media education have become central areas of policy, pedagogy and practice in today’s media landscape. This division invites papers, panels and workshops that relates to the study of media and information competences and how they can be developed among of different groups of people, with a special relevance for the Nordic countries.
Proposed presentations can focus on but are not limited to the following topics: people’s relationships to technologies and algorithm-driven media; media use in an age of datafication, platformization and artificial intelligence; digital wellbeing; digital divides and inequities; risks and harms related to digital use of media; media participation and digital citizenship; gamification; media education policies; trans- and multiculturalism of media cultures; creative and experimental approaches to media education.
The context of the presentations can be formal, informal and non-formal learning, ranging from schools, youth work, libraries, archives and museums, and cityscape to diverse media activities in people’s leisure time. Besides children and young people, media literacy and media education of adolescents, adults and seniors are of relevance to the division. We especially encourage scholars to approach media literacy and media education from the perspective of minorities and vulnerable groups (e.g. migrants and diaspora communities as well as marginalized groups).
This division accepts full papers, extended abstracts, panels and workshops. Discussants will be appointed to papers and extended abstracts. All participants will read each other’s papers in order to comment each other’s contributions.