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Media Literacy in Foreign Language Education: Digital and Multimodal Perspectives

Upcoming International Conference


University of Munich: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Conference organised by the Chair of TEFL (Prof. Dr. Christiane Lütge)
March 12th - 15th, 2017

Confirmed Keynote Speakers (in alphabetical order):

Catherine Beavis, Deakin University, Australia
Bill Cope, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA.
Mary Kalantzis, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
Gunther Kress, University College London, UK

Scope of the conference:

With the ever-growing significance and diversification of media, there is a call to challenge, renegotiate, and expand on current discourses that have formulated media literacy as an integral objective in 21st century education. Foreign language education is increasingly responding to this development by updating and transforming EFL pedagogies. This conference will engage with the epistemological and critical foundations of media literacy and how these interact with foreign language education in practice across varied contexts. This includes concerns such as how multimodal and digital media impact meaning-making practices in learning; the inherent potentials and challenges that are foregrounded in the use of multimodal and digital media; and the contribution that foreign language education can provide in developing media literacy as a whole. We are additionally concerned with how digital and multimodal media can be meaningfully linked with sub-fields in foreign language education, such as trans- and intercultural learning, global education, learning with literature, and language acquisition and competence development. In light of these trajectories, we welcome contributions that explore media literacy in theory and practice from diverse and interdisciplinary perspectives.


Call for Papers - submission deadline: November 30th, 2016

Conference Website: http://www.lmu.de/medialiteracy

Registration for the conference is now open.