Media in Schools

How are media used in classrooms? This research area provides thick descriptions of media practices in schools and contributes to cultural and social science debates concerned with media transformation. We recognise schools as places where open communication, media practices and social processes of change can be observed. The focus lies on contextualizing practices within institutional conditions. Research projects explore, for example:

  • how technical infrastructure frames media practices in schools, both currently and historically,
  • the role played by educational media in meaning-making processes, and
  • how the asymmetrical division of roles between pupils and teachers shapes the use of educational media in schools.

Projects aim to identify and reflect on the often implicit patterns of meaning-making embedded in media practices. The results also provide stimuli for education practitioners and policy-makers.