Call For Papers

Computer Based Tools for Learning in a Multicultural Perspective International Conference

University of Salamanca, Spain
14th – 17th September 2011
https://conference.mihproject.eu

CALL FOR PAPERS

Second and Final Call

Since the Treaty of Rome was signed in 1957 and with the growth of the European Economic Community, advocates have sought to create a European identity that includes all Europeans. However, differences in cultures, languages, and history make this task a difficult one. Following Welsch’s concept of “multiculturality,” it could be said that the European Union is following a multicultural scenario where multiple cultures having to coexist inevitably creates problems that need to be addressed. The solution lies instead in changing the idea that cultures are isolated and discrete entities, encouraging better coexistence and cooperation, overcoming boundaries and facilitating mixing of cultures in a multiculturalism that may be better described as “transculturality”.

Several projects at the European Union and over the world were born under these premises. For example, the MIH (Multicultural Interdisciplinary Handbook) Project, led by GRIAL Research Group (http://grial.usal.es) at the University of Salamanca (Spain), which aims to facilitate the creation of a European identity by designing digital educational content in Geography and History from a multicultural point of view.

This conference will explore multidisciplinary and transculturality in education. It will illustrate powerful multidisciplinary approaches to education by highlighting successful cases based on information and communication technologies (ICT) all around the world.

The conference is addressed to high school teachers, university teachers, researchers, university students and anyone interested in multidisciplinary and transculturality in education and education technologies.

All the papers must be related to multiculturality, multidisciplinary and transculturality in education based on ICT tools. Authors may address both theoretical aspects and or practical applications. This collection of education cases should investigate multidisciplinary and transcultural education inside a technological framework.

Potential topics

Submissions topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Theoretical foundations and principles of multiculturality and transculturality in education
  • Multicultural education experiences in Secondary Education
  • Multicultural education experiences in Higher Education
  • Multicultural education experiences with minorities
  • Social networking and multicultural experiences
  • Informal learning and multicultural experiences
  • Virtual worlds and multicultural experiences

Submission procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before September 2, 2011, a 2 page-extended abstract, following APA conventions. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by September 5, 2011. After the Conference, authors will be invited to submit a full paper version of the accepted abstract that will be published in a post proceedings publication with an ISBN or ISSN.

Submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) to:

Dr. Francisco José García-Peñalvo
Department of Computer Science
Faculty of Sciences – Plaza de los Caídos S/N
37008, Salamanca, España
UNIVERSITY OF SALAMANCA
Tel.: +34 923 294500 Ext. 1302 • Fax: +34 923 294514
E-mail: fgarcia@usal.es

Important dates

Abstract submission September 2, 2011
Notification of acceptance September 5, 2011
Author registration September 10, 2011
Conference September 14 -17, 2011

Committees

Organizing Committee

Valentina Zangrando – GRIAL Research Group. University of Salamanca, Spain (Chair)
Francisco José García-Peñalvo – GRIAL Research Group. University of Salamanca
Antonio Miguel Seoane Pardo – GRIAL Research Group. University of Salamanca
Mª José Rodríguez Conde – GRIAL Research Group. University of Salamanca
Nazareth Álvarez Rosado – GRIAL Research Group. University of Salamanca
Alicia García Holgado – GRIAL Research Group. University of Salamanca
Lucía García Holgado – GRIAL Research Group. University of Salamanca
Miguel Ángel Conde González – GRIAL Research Group. University of Salamanca
Erla M. Morales Morgado – GRIAL Research Group. University of Salamanca
Nick Kearney – Andamio

Program Comittee

Dr. Francisco José García-Peñalvo – GRIAL Research Group. University of Salamanca, Spain (Chair)
Dra. Mª José Rodríguez Conde – GRIAL Research Group. University of Salamanca, Spain (Chair)
Dra. Adriana Berlanga Flores – Open University, Netherlands
Dr. Jose Antonio Jerónimo – UNAM, Mexico
Dr. Héctor G. Barbosa León – Technological Institute of Colima, Mexico
Dr. Miroslav Minovic – University of Belgrade, Serbia
Dr. Jose Adriano Gomes Pires – IPB of Bragança, Portugal
Dr. Ricardo Colomo –Universidad de Carlos III, Spain
Dr. Germán Ruipérez – Spanish National Open University, UNED, Spain
Dr. Gorka Palazio – University of the Basque Country, Spain
Dra. Erla M. Morales Morgado – GRIAL Research Group. University of Salamanca, Spain
Dr. Joaquín García Carrasco – GRIAL Research Group. University of Salamanca, Spain
Dra. Ana García-Valcárcel Muñoz-Repiso – University of Salamanca, Spain
Dra. Mª Cruz Sánchez Gómez – GRIAL Research Group. University of Salamanca, Spain
Dr. David Griffiths – University of Bolton, UK
Dra. Olga Díez Fernández – GRIAL Research Group. University of Salamanca, España
Dr. Miltiadis D. Lytras – The American College of Greece, Grecia
Dra. Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos – University of Oviedo, Spain
Dra. Susanne Popp – University of Augsburg, Germany
Dra. Bärbel Khun – University of Siegen, Germany

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