Call for Papers 2021 in Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy (VJEP)

The Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy (VJEP) invites articles exploring visual worlds of education in times of crises and opportunities. This special topic compliments the Association for Visual Pedagogies (AVP) conference 2021 Exploring Visual Worlds of Education in Context of Crises and new Spaces of Opportunities (Exploring Visual Worlds of Education - Western Norway University of Applied Sciences ( Potential contributors are encouraged to attend and present their work to this forum.

Special topic: Visuality design in and for education
Guest Editors:
Åsta Birkeland, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway, 
Liv Torunn Grindheim, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway,
Chang Liu, East China Normal University, China,

The world we share as global citizens is changing. In these times of pandemic we are thrown into the largest disruption of education ever. With children and students spending large parts of the day at home, leaves teachers from kindergarten, school, to educators in higher education and universities, researchers, policymakers, parents, children and students with a generational opportunity to reimagine education. As part of VJEP’s 2021 issue this special topic offers a platform for dissemination of research that brings insight into visual research designs as a space where different disciplines and experiences meet to design new ways forward. Changes in visual technologies provide opportunities for communication and virtual closeness at personal, institutional and cultural levels across borders and pave ways for changes in education that we have only begun to explore.

Submissions for this Special Issue are invited on topics such as:

  • Visual research design that prompt a plurality of reflections across intercultural research
  • Visual research design that captures voices from a variety of stakeholders in education (i.e. children, parents, practitioners, teachers, researchers, owners, political actors)
  • Inspiration and challenge in the wake of new technologies in education and research designs
  • Visuality and virtual realities in research designs and in education, particular in times of the pandemic
  • Ethical issues and methodological reflections when performing visual research design

Articles must adhere to the journal’s author guidelines at: 

VJEP welcome submissions with a strong visual component. The text component of articles should generally be no more than 3,000 words if the video component is 15 minutes in total, with a maximum of 4000 words, including references if the video is shorter or visual material consists mainly of photos. Please indicate that you are submitting to the special Issue when submitting your article.

The costs for publication are 700 $, that have to be covered by the authors/their institutions. If there are no possibilities for having these cost covered by your institutions, an application can be made to the Editor-in-Chief by contacting Rene Novak ( A prerequisite is that the applicant is a member of Association for Visual Pedagogies.

Please note the following dates:

31.08.2021: Extended abstract due to guest editors (ca 1000 words)
15.10.2021: Full article due to guest editors
15.12.2021: Notifications of acceptance
01.02.2022: Revised articles due
December 2022: Expected publication