What challenges and opportunities does the increasing mediatisation of our world present to education in social studies subjects? Our work in this research area contributes to (subject-specific) didactic research by analysing concepts of teaching and learning and how they are implemented, in the classroom and through curricula and educational media. The focus of this research is the manner in which the education objectives of social studies subjects, such as critical facility, multiperspectivity, participation or tolerance, are being reconfigured in the twenty-first century and how they shape the practices and content of lessons and the media used. The research team explores, for example, which competences are written into the curricula or how educational media establish transnational relationships. Additionally, by drawing on the GEI’s research to design multi-media educational materials our projects also add to the debate surrounding how media transformation can be productively addressed in the classroom.