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CfDP Conference 2015 : Digital Pedagogies Conference


When Jul 3, 2015 - Jul 3, 2015
Where University Centre Doncaster
Submission Deadline May 1, 2015
Notification Due May 22, 2015
Categories    pedagogies   education   learning

Call For Papers

Digital Pedagogies Conference
University Centre Doncaster
Friday July 3rd 2015

Call for Papers
“Digital pedagogy is often presumed to be just something that uses electronic tools or computers. This is unsatisfying as it often limits the teaching to the extent of its tools. Two familiar problems arise. First, if the tool you have is a hammer, it is tempting to treat problems as nails. The second problem is treating technology as merely a tool: something that accomplishes a task you were already doing, but with (electro-) mechanical advantage. For the pedagogy, not much has changed”.

[Paul Fyfe]

Famously - for the philosopher Heidegger - when the hammer is broken, its function recedes the background and we look at it anew, ‘seeing’ it in ways that never occurred to us when all we wanted to do was bang in some nails. The aim of this conference is to look in a similar way at the on-going transformation of the learning environment by digital technologies - moving beyond the functional implementation of these tools in order to view them from a critical perspective and consider whether we require a concomitant re-evaluation of pedagogical models and philosophies.
Understanding how the digital is changing the ways in which information is understood, interpreted and viewed is not constrained by discipline specificity, and is challenging academics and allied professions such as information scientists and librarians. This one day conference hopes to bring together these areas with practitioners from a wide variety of educational settings with the intention of connecting emergent ideas and models with the scholarship of teaching and learning. We welcome presentations from researchers and educators working in both FE and HE sectors.

Types of Submissions

We accept proposals for papers, reports, posters and workshops.
Academic research paper: 20 minutes with 10 minutes Q & A
Report on academic/professional practice: 20 minutes with 10 minutes Q & A
Poster presentations
Workshop: maximum 45 minutes

We invite submissions on the following and other related topics:

• Critical Digital Literacies
• Frameworks and Theories of Learning for the Digital Age
• Changes in Cognition and Attention in the Interaction with Digital Environments
• Digital Identities – Ethics, Agency and Responsibility
• The Interface between Digital and Pedagogical Notions of Inclusivity and Openness
• Enhancing Deep Learning and Critical Thinking Skills with Digital Technology
• Digital Technology and the Integrated Curriculum
• Textual Analysis and Data Visualisation with Digital Tools
• Facilitating Assessment with Digital Tools
• Redefining the Teacher/Student Relationship: Co-learning and Co-inquiry
• Digital Research Methodologies and Undergraduate Engagement
• Remixing and Flipping the Classroom
• The Democratisation of Knowledge: ‘Know-How’, Tacit Understanding and Digitisation
• The Rise of the Personal Learning Environment
• Digital Pedagogy – Design for Learning
• Digital Facilitation in Inquiry and Project-based Learning


Should include:

Title of Paper or Presentation
Abstract (no more than 250 words – PDF Format)
Brief CV (no more than 100 words – PDF Format)
Contact Information
Forename and Surname
Email Address
Institutional Affiliation and Position
Technical Equipment Requirements

Please note that the following resources will be provided:

PC/Mac running MS PowerPoint and Data Projector
Wireless Internet Connectivity
AV Playback
Personal Laptop/Device Connectivity


The registration fee of £50 includes Programme, Lunch, Coffee/Tea Breaks and Post-Conference Publication.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: Friday 1st May 2015
Notification of Acceptance: Friday 22nd May 2015
Registration Begins: Monday 25th May 2015
Early-Bird Registration Ends: Friday 12th June 2015

Please forward proposals and any queries to:

Manny Bisby Twitter: @UCDoncaster
Conference Co-ordinator
University Centre Doncaster Web:

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