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Faculty of Communication SciencesUniversity of TampereFaculty of Communication Sciences

Division 5: Media Literacy and Media Education

Chair: Associate professor, Jesper Tække
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Co-Chair: Research fellow, Doc.Soc.Sc, Niina Uusitalo
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Abstracts, download here (pdf)

Programme for Division 5: Media Literacy and Media Education

For organisation and communication use our Facebook Group:

Full papers are submitted using the online system that can be accessed using this link:

There is 25-30 minutes for each paper: 15-20 for the presentation, 5 for the opponent and 5 for open discussions. We have 23 submissions in our group.

Thursday, 17th of August


Room A4

15.30 – 15.45
Introduction to the group, presentation of the members and a look at the program.

15.45 – 16.15
Tore Ståhl: ‘ICT savvy Digital Natives?’
Opponents: Klaus Thestrup and Kjetil Sandvik

16.15 – 16.40
Klaus Thestrup and Kjetil Sandvik: ’Challenging makerspaces’.
Opponents: Tore Ståhl

16.40 – 16.50

16.50 – 17.20
Jelena Perović: Digital divide in Montenegro makes media education key for eradicating poverty in the digital age
Opponent: Mads Middelboe Rehder and Niamh Ní Bhroin

17.20 – 17.50
Mads Middelboe Rehder and Niamh Ní Bhroin: Exploring ‘digital natives’’ learning processes: What happens when family and other informal settings are the primary arenas for young people’s instruction in how to use digital media?
Opponent: Jelena Perović


Friday, 18th of August

10.15 -12.00

Room A4

10.15 – 10.45
Sumita Sharma, Juhani Linna and Markku Turunen: Designing Inclusive Digital Media for Education for Children in India
Opponent: Guna Spurava

10.50 – 11.20
Elise Seip Tønnessen: Datavisualization for education
Opponents: Sumita Sharma, Juhani Linna and Markku Turunen

11.25 – 11.55
Guna Spurava: The Role of librarians as mediators in promoting digital literacy in Latvia: Analysis of librarian self-assessment
Opponent: Elise Seip Tønnessen


14.15 – 15.15

Room A4

14.15 – 14.45
Lauri Palsa and Saara Salomaa: Multiliteracies in the local curricula – a media educational perspective
Opponent: Niina Uusitalo

14.45 – 15.15
Jesper Tække: Main Features in the Concept of Digital Bildung
Opponent: Lauri Palsa and Saara Salomaa


15.45 – 17.15

Room A4

15.45 – 16.15
Ivar John Erdal, Ana Sanchez Laws and Tormod Utne: Experimental journalism: Collaborative learning and students entering the newsroom
Opponent: Mari Pienimäki & Sirkku Kotilainen

16.15 – 16.45
Mari Pienimäki & Sirkku Kotilainen: Towards the well-being of vulnerable youth through media participation
Opponents: Ivar John Erdal, Ana Sanchez Laws and Tormod Utne

16.45 – 17.15
Meeting: Our group, is it okay, do we want to continue? Election of new chair and vice chair. How do we stay in contact? Our discussion from 2015 about digital Bildung what have we found out?   

Saturday, 19th of August

10.15 – 12.00

Room A4

10.15 – 10.45
Margareta Melin: Media Didactic - Arguing for a concept and best practices
Opponent: Mogens Olesen

10.50 – 11.20
Mogens Olesen: Balancing environments – digital strategies in Danish upper secondary schools
Opponent: Linus Andersson and Martin Danielsson

11.25 – 11.55

Linus Andersson and Martin Danielsson: The kids will have their say?: Child participation in media literacy interventions
Opponent: Margareta Melin


14.30 – 16.15

Room A4

14.30 – 15.00
Agnieszka B. Jarvoll: Minecraft at school! Focus on pupils’ experiences from an intervention
Opponent: Maarit Jaakkola 

15.00 – 15.30
Sirkku Kotilainen: Towards transcultural media competencies in higher education
Opponent: Agnieszka B. Jarvoll

15.30 – 16.00
Maarit Jaakkola: Between teaching hospitals and innovation labs: The concept of pedagogical newsroom and its application in the Nordic journalism training
Opponent: Sirkku Kotilainen

16.00 – 16.15
Meeting: goodbye and other business


Call for abstracts and panels

In the new digital age, media literacy and media education are widely incorporated into communication and education policies both in the EU and on the national level in many European and Nordic countries. Media environment are changing rapidly and researchers are trying to describe the new culture with different kinds of buzz-words like “participatory culture”, “re-mixing culture”, “convergence culture”, “community of practice” etc.

In this division, we ask what challenges do mobile and digital environments, new risks and opportunities in online life and multimodal and creative media production bring to media education and teaching and learning in informal and formal settings? Are we encountering crucial generational, cultural and social gaps between “digital natives” and “digital emigrants”? What new forms of teaching become possible with digital media? How do we reduce the problems and achieve the advantages of digital media within education?

Division 5 welcomes papers that concern media education, media literacy and media Bildung in different age groups, from children to adults, and from different social, educational, gender, ethnic and aesthetic perspectives.

This division accepts both panel proposals and abstracts for individual papers.

Panel proposals must contain a description of the panel theme, the abstracts of the contributing papers, as well as contact information of the panel chair and authors.
Please see more guidelines for panels.

Abstracts of individual papers must contain the author’s contact information.
Please see more guidelines for abstracts, papers and presentations.

A discussant will be assigned to each accepted paper in order to provide quality feedback, consequently everyone presenting in the division might be asked to act as a discussant.
Please see more guidelines for discussants.

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