Call for papers: MLC 2011: MEDIA LITERACY CONFERENCE

21-23 November, East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, UK
DEADLINES: MAY 31ST 2011: Submission of abstracts and thematic panel proposals.

The MEDIA LITERACY CONFERENCE, co-hosted by the Media Education Association and the Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media, once again offers an important forum and interdisciplinary networking space for teachers, academics and policy-makers engaged in developing media education in a variety of contexts. The conference will feature keynote speakers with international profiles in media education, along with a strand of research papers running in parallel with a workshop strand offering professional development for teachers. The theme of the conference this year will be learning progression. The International Journal of Learning and Media and the Media Education Research Journal may invite presenters to submit papers after the conference for review.

Call for Research Papers:

There will be an academic ‘strand’ running as part of the main conference, as well as more substantial plenary sessions based on research in the field. We invite proposals for papers and thematic panels (three or four linked papers). Topics could include:

• Creativity and digital technologies
• Youth culture and children’s culture
• Pedagogy and classroom practices
• Media education and cultural/educational policy
• Theory and practice in media teaching
• The history and future of media education
• Media education and media research
• Assessment and evaluation in media education
• Media education and literacy
• International developments in media education

DEADLINES:

MAY 31ST 2011: Submission of abstracts and thematic panel proposals.

JUNE 30TH 2011: Notification to the authors regarding acceptance, based on double blind review.

JULY 1ST-AUG 31ST 2011: Possibility for submitters to amend their abstract online.

SEPTEMBER 2011: Publication of conference programme

Enter your abstract submission or panel proposal online now: www.mlc2011.org.uk