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Informal learning and digital media

21. 09. 2006

University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark - 21 to 23 September 2006


A major international conference organised by DREAM (Danish Research Centre on Education and Advanced Media Materials).

School no longer holds a monopoly on education. Learning is distributed across a range of sites and settings, and media and ICTs hold important stakes in this process of diversification. This conference will present and discuss the most advanced and exciting research on informal learning, its mediatized constructions, socio-cultural contexts and educational consequences.

Conference goals
A major aim of the conference is to bring together an international forum of scholars from a range of disciplines including media and ICT studies, education, psychology, anthropology, sociology and
cultural studies - and to promote dialogue within and across research traditions. We also aim to develop dialogue between researchers, educators and producers of new learning resources.

Conference themes
Topics of interest include but are not limited
o Informal learning between creativity and competencies
o Informal learning: digital divides or new citizenships?
o Repertoires of learning: aesthetics, genre and the meaning of context
o Media and ICT literacies and conceptual learning
o Planning and production of innovative learning resources.

Papers are encouraged from researchers with interests in any of these specific themes as well as the general issues of the conference.

If you would like to present a paper, please submit a 400 word abstract with an indication of which of the above themes you will address. Abstracts must include the title of your paper along with author name(s), affiliation, and contact details (postal address, telephone, fax and email address). Abstracts (format: pdf, doc, rtf) should be submitted to

After the conference, authors are invited to submit revised versions of their papers from which contributions will be selected for a volume focusing on the main themes of the conference.

Important dates
1 May 2006 deadline for submission of abstracts
1 June 2006 notification of authors
1 July 2006 deadline for early registration
1 August 2006 deadline for submission of final papers.

Keynote speakers
Keynote speakers include professorJames Paul Gee(School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison), professor*Glynda A.
Hull(Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley), professorSonia Livingstone*(London School of Economics) and associate research
professorJulian Sefton-Green(Hawke Research Institute, University of South Australia).

Pre-Conference: One-day ph.d. course
The research conference is preceded by an intensive ph.d. course 20 September 2006, offering a venue for ph.d. students within relevant
conference areas to meet with some of the main conference speakers and to make project presentations and discussions.

Conference language
The conference language is English.

Stay informed
Please visit the conference website for full scientific and social programme, registration form and keynote abstracts:

source of information: Elke Dall ECML

Deadline Call for Papers:
01. 05. 2006


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