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Prof. Dr. Felicitas Macgilchrist

Deputy spokesperson for the Leibniz ScienceCampus - Postdigital Participation - Braunschweig

Felicitas Macgilchrist is Head of the Media | Transformation department at the Georg Eckert Institute and Professor of Media Research at the Georg-August-University of Goettingen’s Institute of Education. Her current research focuses on the discourses and practices around educational technology, including critical and speculative approaches to digital education. Her projects ask which policies and practices are shaping media change in today's schools.

She studied psychology, education and applied linguistics, gained her PhD in cultural sciences from the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder and her habilitation in educational studies from the Technical University in Braunschweig. She has been a visiting scholar in New York, Ghent and Birmingham and has taught on media, discourse studies, cultural studies and English in Russia, Germany, Vietnam, Belgium, the UK and the USA. In 2009, she joined the Georg Eckert Institute, and has been Department Head since 2015.

Felicitas is deputy speaker of the Leibniz ScienceCampus - Postdigital Participation - Braunschweig. She is co-editor of the journal Learning, Media and Technology, on the editorial board of Critical Discourse Studies and Historical Encounters, and on the board of the DiscourseNet Research Association.

Digital education: What kinds of futures are, for instance, imagined by today's edtech, educational policy or school practices?
Education, technology and inequality: How is technology entangled with inequality in education? How are educational stakeholders engaging with technology and inequality?
Post-qualitative inquiry: How do, for instance, discourse studies, ethnography, software studies, critical data studies, social science fiction and design research help us to explore educational technology? How can a critical utopian approach contribute to theorising education?

Macgilchrist, F. (2018). The “digital subject” of 21st century education: On datafication, educational technology and subject formation. In Peter Pericles Trifonas & Susan Jagger (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Cultural Studies in Education. New York: Routledge.

Macgilchrist, F. (2018). Die medialen Subjekte des 21. Jahrhunderts: Digitale Kompetenzen und/oder Critical Digital Citizenship. In Heidrun Allert, Christoph Richter & Michael Asmussen (Eds), Digitalität und Selbst: Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf Subjektivierungs- und Bildungsprozesse. Bielefeld: transcript, 145-168.

Macgilchrist, F. (2018). Stirbt das Buch aus und kommt das Tablet? Über die Zukunft des Schulbuches in digitalen Zeiten. Vier Viertel Kult, Frühling/Sommer, 8-9.

Macgilchrist, F. (2017). Digitale Schulbücher: Chancen und Herausforderungen für den politischen Fachunterricht. In Harald Gapski, Monika Oberle & Walter Staufer (Eds), Medienkompetenz als Herausforderung für Politik, politische Bildung und Medienbildung. Bonn: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, 226-234. (open access)

Macgilchrist, F. (2018). Zur Medialität des Schulbuchs. In Matthias Proske & Kerstin Rabenstein (Eds), Kompendium Qualitative Unterrichtsforschung. Unterricht beobachten – beschreiben – rekonstruieren. Bad Heilbrunn Klinkhardt-Verlag, 281-298.

Macgilchrist, F., Allert, H., & Bruch, A. (2020). Students and society in the 2020s: Three future 'histories' of education and technology. Learning, Media and Technology, 45(1), 76-89. (open access)

Selwyn, N., Hillman, T., Eynon, R., Ferreira, G., Knox, J., Macgilchrist, F. & Sancho-Gilet, J.M. (2020). What’s next for Ed-Tech? Critical hopes and concerns for the 2020s. Learning, Media and Technology, 45(1), 1-6. (open access)

Macgilchrist, F. (2020) When discourse analysts tell stories: what do we ‘do’ when we use narrative as a resource to critically analyse discourse? Critical Discourse Studies, online first, 1-17. (open access)

Macgilchrist, F. (2019). Digitale Bildungsmedien im Diskurs: Wertesysteme, Wirkkraft und alternative Konzepte. Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte, 69, 18-23 from http://www.bpb.de/apuz/293124/digitale-bildungsmedien-im-diskurs. (open access)

Macgilchrist, F. (2018) Digitality and Education for Sustainable Development. Annual Conference on Sustainability, Göttingen, Germany. (Video here)