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First International Conference on
Popular Culture and Education in Asia
11-13 December 2008
 

*Following the successful First International Conference on Popular Culture and Education, the Centre will organize the second conference in December 2011, with Jackie Marsh (Professor of Education and member of the Centre for the Study of New Literacies at the University of Sheffield) as keynote speaker. Further details to be announced soon!

From 11-13 December 2008, The Hong Kong Institute of Education was privileged to host the First International Conference on Popular Culture and Education in Asia. The conference brought together more than 100 researchers from disciplines including cultural studies, media education, new literacies, and language education. In addition to plenary presentations from David Buckingham, Jane Kenway, Shelley Hong Xu, Koichi Iwabuchi, Eric Ma, and Cameron McCarthy, the conference featured three full days of papers by presenters from Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America and Africa. On Saturday 13 December, more than 80 local schoolteachers joined the conference for a day of workshops on popular culture in the classroom.

Organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Education
Centre for Popular Culture and Education


Aaron Koh
Conference Chair
Dani Wang
Conference Secretary
Phil Benson
Project Leader