Towards a radical digital citizenship in digital education

Thursday 25th May 2017
5:30-7:30pm
Paterson's Land 1.19, Holyrood campus

Booking link: Register for your free place 

This event will be livestreamed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKkS1Y-uvHs .

This open lecture, chaired by Dr Karen Gregory (Lecturer in Digital Sociology, University of Edinburgh), will be of interest to anyone working at the intersections of digital education and critical pedagogy, as well as those keen to explore the relationship between digital culture and social justice. 

Dr Akwugo Emejulu (Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick) and Dr Callum McGregor (Lecturer in Education, University of Edinburgh) attempt to define and explore a concept of ‘radical digital citizenship’ and its implications for digital education. The arguments they advance draw on a recent paper (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17508487.2016.1234494), the motivation for which was partly based on their joint experience of combining digital education with a substantive focus on social justice.

This will be followed by a response from discussants Dr Huw Davies (researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute and Convener of the BSA's Digital Sociology study group) and Dr Emma Dowling (Senior Researcher, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Postgrowth Societies Research Group)

The event will culminate in an open discussion, which all attendees are warmly invited to participate in. 

Tea, coffee and light snacks will be provided. 

Please email callum.mcgregor@ed.ac.uk for a copy of the above paper, if you don't have institutional access.

Jointly organised by colleagues in Education, Digital Education and Digital Sociology, with funding from the University of Edinburgh’s Global Justice and Global Development Academies’ Innovation Initiative Fund. 

Date of Event 
25 May 2017
Event Leader 
Akwugo Emejulu, Callum McGregor, Huw Davies, Emma Dowling
Location 
Paterson's Land 1.19
Research Area 
Digital Cultures
Event type 
Seminar