Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Media and Communication

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Research Seminar: Julian McDougall – Media Education: Research, Practice, TREFF

G12 Lecture theatre, Clothworkers North, All Welcome

In this seminar, we’ll consider challenges and opportunities for media educators ‘pre-Brexit and post-truth’ and in the institutional contexts of TEF, REF and Stern.


I will share examples of my own research and describe the ‘state of the art’ as manifested in the two journals I have edited – The Media Education Research Journal and the Journal of Media Practice – to set up a discussion around:

Priorities for the field
Methodologies and ethics
Funding, outputs, impact
TEF, REF and T/REFF

Biographical Note

Julian McDougall is Professor in Media and Education, Head of the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He was the founding editor of the Media Education Research Journal and currently edits the Journal of Media Practice. Julian runs the Professional Doctorate (Ed D) in Creative and Media Education at Bournemouth University. He convenes the annual International Media Education Summit, held in a different country each year. He is a co-author of ‘The Media Teacher’s Book’ (Hodder, 2nd edition), ‘After the Media: Culture and Identity in the 21st Century’ (Routledge) and co-editor of ‘Barthes’ Mythologies Today: Readings of Contemporary Culture’ (Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies).He has completed an AHRC funded ‘Digital Transformations’ project exploring videogames as (authorless) literature and a European Union funded project researching social documentary as a pedagogic tool.

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