Education, Technology, Social Media

A Panel on Education, Technology, Social Media, and Transformative Change: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
as part of the 19th Annual International Conference on Education
15-18 May 2017, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Education

The Education Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) will hold A Panel on Education, Technology, Social Media, and Transformative Change: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 15-18 May 2017, Athens, Greece as part of its 19th Annual International Conference on Education sponsored by the Athens Journal of Education.

The panel will address a wide spectrum of issues related to the use of technology and social media in education in the context of broader socio-political discourses from the perspective of transformative and critical pedagogies. It will examine various aspects of the role technology and social media can play in shaping teaching and learning practices in terms of methodology, curriculum design and course development, as well as meaning-making, morality and ethics, social justice, human well-being, self-actualization and whole-person development. Special emphasis will be put on the practical suggestions to facilitate transformative change through these means in the classroom and beyond.

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A Greek night of entertainment with dinner, a special one-day cruise to selected Greek islands, an archaeological tour of Athens and a one-day visit to Delphi. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 31 March 2017 to: Ms. Ksenia Troshina, Instructor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organize a panel (session, mini conference), chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) was established in 1995 as an independent world association of Academics and Researchers. Its mission is to act as a forum where Academics and Researchers from all over the world can meet in Athens, in order to exchange ideas on their research, and to discuss future developments in their disciplines.

The organizing and hosting of International Conferences and Symposiums, the carrying out of Research, and the production of Publications are the basic activities of ATINER.  Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 400 International Conferences and other events, and has published close to 200 books. In 2012, the Association launched a series of conference paper publications (click here), and at the beginning of 2014, it introduced its own series of Journals (click here).

Academically, the Association is organized into seven Research Divisions and fourty Research Units.  Each Research Unit organizes at least an Annual International Conference, and may also undertake various small and large research projects.

Academics and Researchers are more than welcome to become members and to contribute to ATINER’s objectives. If you would like to become a member, please download the relevant form (membership form). For more information on how to become a member, please send an email to: