Quo Vadis, Visual Pedagogies

Call for Papers: Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy

Quo Vadis, Visual Pedagogies:

Having an integrated or “alternative” future in blended and online education across disciplines?


Guest Editors:

Nataša Lacković (Lancaster University, UK)

Aihua Hu (Western Norway university of Applied Sciences, Norway)


This Special Topic invites submissions from scholars at global universities, working in the fields of online and blended learning as well as visual pedagogy, culture and media, across educational levels and disciplines. The focus is placed on how visual pedagogies relate to online and blended education and what this holds for general and digital educational futures.

We invite global scholars to look back and ahead, take stock of their work and the work of others in order to speculate on the futures of visual pedagogies in blended and digital education, opening it up to new ways of understanding, knowledge and learning. We encourage reflections about whether, why and how visual pedagogies can progress from the status of alternative and sporadic pedagogies – reserved  for the artsy people, “visual learners”, and image-friendly practitioners, disciplines and programmes – towards being more integrated into digital and blended education.

We welcome submissions that are theoretical, conceptual and think-pieces as well as empirical studies. The Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy is fully open access and offers a unique platform that supports the publication of high-quality video files alongside typeset articles. The APC cost of US $700 is heavily subsidised by Brill Publishers for all authors whose work is accepted for publication following double blind-review processes.

All submissions would provide a “visual pedagogy snapshot” through a short video recorded exemplar, that will accompany articles of 4000-7000 words. These videos can be very short and up to 15 minutes. What they need to include should be of relevance to the article, such as an illustrative example of a visual pedagogy. We will provide advice for the development of the videos.

We are encouraging submissions that consider, but are not limited to the following questions:

  • Why are visual pedagogies important and how can they support blended and online learning?
  • What do we know about visual pedagogies in online and blended environments? Where is the gap?
  • What are the obstacles to their development and wider application across disciplines and what can be done to overcome them?
  • How and to what extent do various technologies and media mediate visual pedagogies?
  • How do visual pedagogies advance knowledge across disciplines and developments in cross-disciplinary approaches and programmes?
  • What theories are they related to? (e.g. How do visual pedagogies relate to new perspectives to knowledge, such as ecological, material, post-human, postdigital, relational)?


Submissions that address the following areas and themes are particularly welcome:

  • Visual pedagogies in blended and online learning
  • Visual pedagogies and sociomateriality
  • Visual pedagogies and teacher training/postgraduate academic practice
  • Visual pedagogies and postdigital education
  • Visual pedagogies, humanism, posthumanism
  • Visual pedagogies and education for sustainability
  • Visual pedagogies and citizenship education
  • Visual pedagogies and educational policies
  • Educational futures and visual pedagogies
  • Visual pedagogies in disciplinary and cross disciplinary contexts
  • Theorising visual pedagogies from any theoretical perspective – towards a theory of visual pedagogy in digital and blended environments
  • The role of visual pedagogies in enhancing learners’ and teachers’ relationship and student active participation and creativity


Proposed Timeline – please note that we intend to publish articles once we receive an approved version that is encouraged before the deadline, starting from March 2012

October 4th, 2021: Call for Special Topic Papers released through international channels

November 25th, 2021: Abstracts/proposals of 500 words due to Special Topic guest editors.

December 15th , 2021: Authors informed of Special Topic selection outcome.

January 31st, 2022: Full draft Special Topic papers and short video submissions due to guest editors.

February 28th, 2022: Peer reviews returned to authors.

March 31st, 2022: Revised manuscripts and short video submissions returned to guest editors.

April 30, 2022: Estimated publication date for Special Topic.


Contact our Guest Editors:

Nataša Lacković (Lancaster University, UK)

Aihua Hu (Western Norway university of Applied Sciences, Norway)


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