Re-thinking education in the digital age. Meaningful perspectives for future citizenship
Date: 27.-29.04.2023 (Zoom/Universität Hamburg)
Deadline for proposal submission: 15.12.2022
Note of acceptance: 31.01.2023
The point of departure
So-called ’new media‘ and digitization – ranging from social media to ubiquitous computing and artificial intelligence, from big data to virtual environments and a hybridization of all spheres of life – do not only challenge our individual sovereignty, they call into question almost all dimensions of our society. At the same time, however, they offer opportunities and chances: they bear the promise to think through complex entanglement, to create new epistemic ecologies, to participate in the negotiating how we cope with the challenges of the present and how we envision our collective in the future; they promise living diversity in action and to empower those who otherwise might have no voice – or in short: they offer venues to face vital challenges of the
21st century such as ecological crisis, discourses of sustainability, diversity and openness, and they might help us to transformatively learn from our past.
Prerequisite, however, is that we develop the competences – as individuals as well as society – to act in an increasingly deeply mediatized, digital or rather hybrid world, to actively participate in it and – above all – to shape it.