Communication and Education

Communication and Education delves into the nature of digital communication today, looking at how digital platforms shape pedagogy, public debate, and scientific outreach. How do cultural institutions like museums use digital tools, and can digital platforms recruit ordinary citizens to help scientists solve their challenges? How do politicians use digital tools to frame their message and build their image? How has digitalization affected learning and pedagogy, and how are children communicating with each other online? 

Session Overview

Knowledge and Communication: Journalistikkens plads i det digitale medielandskab (DA)

Time: Thursday May 27 at 13.00-14.45
Auditorium: To be announced

Det digitale landskab har fundamentalt forandret journalistikkens vilkår og har konfronteret medier verden over med nye udfordringer og nye muligheder. Panelet samler forskere fra Danmarks Medie- og Journalisthøjskole. De belyser journalistikkens plads i et medielandskab, der i stigende grad domineres af sociale medier og internationale techgiganter. Er det stadig muligt at producere kvalitetsjournalistik under de omstændigheder? Fører medier som Twitter nødvendigvis til en mere overfladisk raportage og mindre tillid til journalisternes autoritet? Giver de nye medier journalisterne mulighed for at nå borgerne på nye måder og for at kommunikere deres viden på tværs af platforme?

Speakers:

Chair: Vibeke Thøis Madsen, Senior Associate Professor of Communication, Danish School of Media and Journalism

Annette Holm, Associate Professor of Journalism, Danish School of Media and Journalism
Dialogbaseret journalistik: Erfaringer fra TV2 Østjylland og Gellerup Live, der bringer borgerne tættere på hinanden    

Jakob Linaa Jensen, Associate Professor of Media Studies and Journalism, Aarhus University
Nyhedsmedier og techgiganter. Hvordan det bliver sværere at producere kvalitetsjournalistik, når stadig flere annoncekroner går til udenlandske techgiganter  

Steffen Moestrup, Senior Associate Professor of Journalism, Danish School of Media and Journalism
Personadrevet kulturjournalistik: Casestudier af, hvordan udvalgte danske journalister udfolder deres praksis på tværs af medieplatforme  

Mette Mørk, Associate Professor of Journalism, Danish School of Media and Journalism
Twitterisering af den danske offentlighed: Hvordan journalisters og politikeres brug af Twitter ofte prioriterer det hurtige og overfladiske  

Troels Gregersen Østergaard, Associate Professor of Journalism, Danish School of Media and Journalism 
Amatørerne kommer: Hvordan den journalistiske autoritet bliver udfordret af de digitale amatøreksperter inden for formidling af populærmusik     

Knowledge and Communication: Museums and Culture

Time: Thursday May 27 at 15.15-17.00
Auditorium: To be announced

The ways museums create, store, share, and archive information on cultural artefacts has become a vital question in a time where digital technologies are developing at an ever-increasing pace—and losing their innocence along the way. The panel examines knowledge production in the post-truth era, the role of museums in society, and the impact of digital tools on the study of the cultural world.  

Speakers:

Chair: Lisbet Tarp, Associate Professor of Art History, Aarhus University

Merete Sanderhoff, Curator and Senior Advisor, National Gallery of Denmark
Turning museum collections into building blocks for creativity, learning and democratic citizenship  

Saskia Scheltjens, Head of Research, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Peter B. Kaufman, Strategic Initiatives, Office of Open Learning, MIT

Children and Education: Digital dannelse (DA)

Time: Friday May 28 at 08.30-10.15 NB: Morning session
Auditorium:
 To be announced

Hvordan klæder vi børn og unge på til at leve gode og meningsfulde liv i en verden, der oplever en stigende digitalisering? Er undervisningsverdenen klar til at undervise i teknologiforståelse-fagligheden fra grundskolen over ungdomsuddannelserne til de videregående uddannelser, og hvad skal vi i det hele taget undervise dem i? Paneldebatten byder på en analyse af behovet for digital dannelse blandt børn, unge og alle os andre i Danmark, og lægger op til en selvkritisk debat om uddannelsernes muligheder og udfordringer, når der står teknologiforståelse på skoleskemaet.

Speakers:

Chair: Ole Sejer Iversen, Professor, Center for Computational Thinking and Design, Aarhus University

Lene Tanggaard, Professor of Psychology, Aalborg University

Stefan Hermann, Rector, University College Copenhagen
Vi skal af med den megen bullshit omkring teknologiforståelse og digitalisering  

Children and Education: Læring, demokrati og digitalisering (DA)

Time: Friday May 28 at 10.30-12.15
Auditorium:
 To be announced

Panelet fremlægger resultaterne fra fire storstilede internationale undersøgelse af studerendes kompetencer, som DPU har været med til at foretage: International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS), International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS), Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), og Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Paneldeltagerne vil diskutere, hvad disse undersøgelser kan fortælle os om de danske elevers demokratiske værdier og digitale færdigheder og sammenhængen til deres faglige tilegnelse.

Speakers:

Chair: Christian Christrup Kjeldsen, Deputy Head of Department for Research, Danish School of Education
Danske elevers resultater i matematik i relation til digitale læremidler   

Jeppe Bundsgaard, Professor of Educational Theory, Danish School of Education
Danske elevers computer- og informationskompetence  

Jonas Lieberkind, Associate Professor of Educational Sociology, Danish School of Education
Danske 8. klassers politiske dannelse i en digitaliseret tidsalder  

Simon Skov Fougt, Associate Professor of Educational Theory, Danish School of Education
Danske elevers online læsefærdigheder   

Katja Neubert, Academic Administrator, Danish School of Education
Danske elevers online læsefærdigheder   

Rune Müller Kristensen, Assistant Professor of Educational Sociology, Danish School of Education
Danske elevers resultater i matematik i relation til digitale læremidler   

Children and Education: Children's Online Media

Time: Friday May 28 at 13.15-15.00
Auditorium:
 To be announced

How do the digital platforms used by children and young adults shape their language, shared culture, and democratic participation? What possibilities do these media afford for children to communicate and engage in society, and what voices do they silence? How can we secure children’s right to free expression while also protecting them from harm? The panel brings together a variety of perspectives on children’s digital media, combining insights from linguistics, media studies, the humanities, and the industry.

Speakers:

Chair: Stine Liv Johansen, Associate Professor of Children’s Literature, Aarhus University
Children as digital media users: A matter of participation and protection  

Alexandra Evans (virtually), Head of Child Safety Public Policy Europe, TikTok

Tina Thode Hougaard, Associate Professor of Scandinavian Studies, Aarhus University
Information requests and the construction of affiliative responses by social media managers  

Jannis Androutsopoulos (virtually), Professor of Media Linguistics, Hamburg University
Heritage language learning in a digital age: Implications from research on transnational familiy communication

Online Politics: Political Communication on Social Media

Time: Saturday May 29 10.30-12.15
Auditorium:
To be announced

Social media are an increasingly essential tool for political campaigns: politicians use them to connect with voters, target their message, and project the public image they wish to be associated with. But social media is still a new field for political discourse, allowing for both innovative experiments and exploitative manipulation. Further, the politicians’ freedom to express themselves even on their private accounts may be more limited than it seems. And what does this reliance on privately owned media sites mean for the future of democracy? 

Speakers:
Chair: Lasse Lindekilde, Professor of Political Science, Aarhus University

Helene Helboe Pedersen, Professor of Political Science, Aarhus University
Party soldiers on personal platforms? Legislators’ use of social media  

Jakob Linaa Jensen, Associate Professor in Media Studies and Journalism, Aarhus University
From novel to normal? Citizens’ use of social media in four Danish election campaigns 2007–2019  

Axel Bruns (virtually), Professor of Digital Media Research, Queensland University of Technology
Rogue political communication in the digital age: Exploiting the novelty of digital campaigning  

Rosa Lund, MP for the Red-Green Alliance in the Danish Parliament  

Online Politics: Den digitale offentlighed (DA)

Time: Saturday May 29 at 14.45-16.30
Auditorium:
To be announced

Den demokratiske offentlighed er blevet digital, og det har både fordele og ulemper. De nye datastrømme giver os mulighed for at foretage kvalificerede beslutninger og udvide den politiske debat, men vi må også leve med digitale dobbeltgængere, der handler og behandles på vores vegne – uden at vi altid kan kontrollere dem. For at forstå den nye sociale virkelighed, kan det være nyttigt at se tilbage på den sidste store medierevolution: trykpressens indførsel førte kontroverser med sig, som har paralleller til debatterne om sociale medier og som vi kan bruge til at begribe deres indflydelse på vores samfund. Panelet trækker historiske og informationsvidenskabelige spor for at forstå den demokratiske offentlighed i en tid, hvor data og digital kommunikation er blevet en del af os og af vores møde med hinanden.

Speakers:

Chair: Ejvind Hansen, Senior Associate Professor of Political Science, Danish School of Media and Journalism

Gorm Harste, Associate Professor of Political Science, Aarhus University

Michael Böss, Professor Emeritus of History and Social Sciences, Aarhus University
Politisk polarisering, sociale medier og massernes genkomst i sociologi  

Peter Lauritsen, Professor MSO of Information Science, Aarhus University 

Karen Melchior, MEP for Denmark in the European Parliament