GEI annual theme 2021: #Performance

Achievements are central to how modern societies view themselves and the individual and societal dimensions of those societies are continuously examined and reflected upon. Schools are entrusted with encouraging and assessing achievement and are therefore undoubtedly central institutions within achievement-oriented societies. Educational media (for schools) are intrinsically intertwined with achievement practices and discourses.

Current social trends continually raise new questions. Globalisation, oligarchisation, individualisation and digitisation are all relevant keywords to define what is seen as an achievement. The underlying social developments, to which schools and educational media are also subject, challenge traditional terms to describe achievements and therefore to measure and evaluate them.

GEI Annual Conference: How do we perform in schools? (online/Braunschweig, 2nd & 3rd September 2021)

The GEI annual conference ‘How do we perform in schools? Achievement and performance in education and educational media’ will follow existing paths of research on achievement as a scholastic concept and paradigm by questioning the role of schools in achievement-oriented societies from international and historical comparative perspectives. It will also focus on the diverse roles of educational media within this framework – bringing together the different (trans)disciplinary perspectives on the wide-ranging dimensions of achievement and performance in education and educational media in schools.

We welcome contributions on the following aspects of this theme:

  • Social achievements of schools
  • Achievement practices in schools
  • Achievement and performance in educational media
  • The effectiveness of educational media


Further information can be found in the Call for Papers:

Call for paper [pdf]