Round Table „Social Net(work)s in Education and Language Sciences“

June 15, 2018, 10am – 5pm
Heidelberg, the exact location will be announced soon


From microblogging to picture sharing, from political news to peer-based language lessons – Social Networks (such as Twitter, Snapchat, or alternatives in educational contexts) have developed enormously during the last few years. These kinds of technologies are not just interesting within the context of private affairs, but they can also generate an additional value for the benefit of modern (informal) learning – both at schools and universities. In debates about an appropriate education of our following generations, the subject of Social Networking Sites (SNS) is never missing. Schools are increasingly tasked to integrate SNS in practical classes and to be open to new practices in education.

The Round Table „Social Net(work)s in Education and Language Sciences“ is an initiative of the Heidelberg School of Education. It is devoted to questions about the use of SNS in educational contexts and offers a dialog between innovative practices and research in the fields of education, media sciences and foreign language didactics. The program is particularly suited for young researchers and foreign language teachers. For more information about the Round Table see our Call for Contributions.

Authors are invited to submit abstracts (max. 3.000 characters, .doc format), their preference for a poster or a workshop presentation (20 minutes) and a short sketch about their biographical facts (max. 500 characters) until March 12, 2018 to Nicola Brocca: brocca@heiedu.uni-heidelberg.de.