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Ilona Elefteryja Lasica, Research Associate, Department of Preschool Education Sciences and Educational Design, University of the Aegean, Dodekanisos, Greece


Talking Circles offer an opportunity to meet other delegates with similar interests and concerns. Delegates self-select into groups based on broad thematic areas and then engage in extended discussion about the issues and concerns they feel are of utmost importance to that segment of the Research Network. Participation is open, encouraged, and supported.

*Please choose the room with the theme that aligns with your research and interests. 

Theme 1: Considering Digital Pedagogies

On the dynamics of learning in and through digital technologies.

Living Tensions:

  • New learning supported by new technologies: challenges and successes
  • Old learning using new technologies, for better or for worse
  • Traditional (didactic, mimetic) and new (transformative, reflexive) pedagogies, with and without new technology
  • Changing classroom discourse in the new media classroom
  • Peer to peer learning: learners as teachers
  • From hierarchical to lateral knowledge flows, teaching-learning relationships
  • Supporting learner diversity
  • Beyond traditional literacy: reading and writing in a multimodal communications environment
  • Digital readings: discovery, navigation, discernment and critical literacy
  • Metacognition, abstraction, and architectural thinking: new learning processes in new technological environments
  • Formative and summative assessment: technologies in the service of heritage and new assessment practices
  • Evaluating technologies in learning
  • Shifting the balance of learning agency: how learners become more active participants in their own learning
  • Recognizing learner differences and using them as a productive resource
  • Collaborative learning, distributed cognition and collective intelligence
  • Mixed modes of sociability: blending face to face, remote, synchronous and asynchronous learning
  • New science, mathematics and technology teaching
  • Technology in the service of the humanities and social sciences
  • The arts and design in a techno-learning environment

Theme 2: New Digital Institutions and Spaces

On the changing the institutional forms of education—classroom, schools and learning communities—in the context of ubiquitous computing.

Living Tensions

  • Blurring the boundaries of formal and informal learning
  • Times and places: lifelong and lifewide learning
  • Always ready learnability, just in time learning, and portable knowledge sources
  • Educational architectures: changing the spaces and times
  • Educational hierarchies: changing organizational structures
  • Student-teacher relations and discourse
  • Sources of knowledge authority: learning content, syllabi, standards
  • Schools as knowledge producing communities
  • Planning and delivering learning digitally
  • Teachers as curriculum developers
  • Teachers as participant researchers and professional reflective practice

Digital Media

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