Istanbul 2011 - Media Education Research Section Call for Papers

istanbulThe Media Education Research Section will be organizing panels at the 2011 IAMCR conference in Istanbul, Turkey. The section is interested in papers bearing on all the dimensions of media education research:

  • Epistemology and theory in media education research
  • Place of media education within information and communication sciences
  • Research methodologies  in media education
  • Pedagogy/pedagogies, curricula and teaching practices
  • Media education policies at local, national and international level (indicators, benchmarking,etc)
  • The frontiers of media education with information literacy, digital literacy, computer literacy, etc.
  • The new frontiers of transliteracies
  • The tensions with e-learning development at university and in secondary education
  • New learning research processes and their impact on media education
  • Literacy studies as social practices
  • Play, simulation and other participatory techniques for media education
  • The contribution of media education to citizenship, ethics, peace and participation
  • Resistance and criticism to media education

In relation to this year's theme, 'Cities, Creativity and Connectivity', participants might want to consider the contribution of media education to:

  • Cosmopolitanism as an ideal and practice
  • Creative and cultural industries in a globalized economy
  • Democratization and urban life
  • Hybridities, identities, creativity
  • Communication inequality: rural and urban trends
  • Social networks, connectivity and creativity
  • Social responsibility and personhood
  • Communication, rights and duties of citizens in the emerging global order
  • Communities, connectivity and marginalized groups
  • Gender

Paper proposals should be one page long, and should list the author's name, address, university affiliations, telephone, fax, and e-mail, followed by the paper's title and an abstract of 500 words/1500 signs. The abstract should specify the subject, research questions asked, methodology and indicate some of the findings. The deadline for submission is February 18, 2011. Please note that this deadline will not be extended.

Proposals will be peer reviewed and supervised by the scientific board of the Media Education Research  section, that was created in Braga, last year, in order to improve the on-site quality of the contributions.  Submission of abstracts is to be done online through the IAMCR's Open Conference System (OCS) using the link to be found on the official Istanbul conference website. The OCS system will be available to receive abstract submissions from Wednesday December 1, 2010. For further details, please consult IAMCR's general Call for Papers.

The results of peer reviews of submitted abstracts will be announced by the section heads by March 25, 2011. Full papers must be submitted online via the IAMCR-OCS by June 3, 2011. For any further information, please contact

Professor Divina Frau-Meigs
Media Education Research Section, Chair


Professor Manuel Pinto
Media Education Research Section, Co-Chair