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Digital Literacy x Media Literacy - New Literacies and Education in Brazil (Chair: Cristina Helena Pinto de Mello, Brazil)

Discuss the impacts of technology on education and point out ways and actions for the training of Brazilian students for the job market and for responsible and ethical citizenship.

Special participation: Canal Futura, Educamídia

Cultural Tourism, Education and Marketing – CulTurEM’24 (Chair: Bruno Barbosa Sousa, Portugal)


Cultural marketing and tourism segmentation are of notorious interest among academics, professionals and scholars. The pandemic context allowed to leverage some cultural events in a digital context (e.g. virtual scientific conferences, online classes, virtual tourism). Thus, it is increasingly the market segments and tourism niches that capture the attention of consumers. The types of tourism are related to the motivations of visitors, but also with digital trends, technology and educational concerns (e.g. academic tourism). There are numerous motivations (specific and with different individual interests).


Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:​


- marketing and culture (e.g. theater, cinema, festivals, literature)

- tourism, education and culture (e.g. literary tourism, scientific tourism, language tourism, black tourism, academic tourism)

- marketing and education (e.g. digitization of education, learning in an online context)

- relational and digital marketing in culture, tourism and education in the (post) pandemic context

New Technologies in Accounting Education ​(Chairs: Helena Costa Oliveira (CEOS, Polytechnic of Porto); Amélia Silva (CEOS.PP, Polytechnic of Porto, OSEAN)


This special track focus on the challenges and opportunities that Information Technologies bring to Accounting Education. It aims to address three interrelated topics. First, it is important to discuss the impact of technologies on the future of business and accounting practice as the way of doing business in the future appears as an obvious antecedent to the debate of changes in accounting education. Second, following up on the previous discussions, it intends to question what competencies will be critical for the accountants of the future; and what are the effects of accounting education. Finally, scholars must reflect on the challenges and opportunities that new technologies represent as a pedagogical tool to foster the skills of the accountants of the future.

This special track seeks submissions that attempt to address the following key issues (but are not limited to) the following themes:

  • ICT use accounting education.

  • Innovative methodologies for the teaching of accounting sciences

  • Digital transformation and skills for future accountants.

  • ICT as a promoter of interdisciplinarity approaches in accounting education.

  • Gamification in accounting education.

  • ICT and accounting training.

The papers should report on significant unpublished work and must meet the same standards as main the conference papers. All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings.


Scientific Committee:

Eduardo Leite, OSEAN, University of Madeira

Humberto Ribeiro, ESTGA, GOVCOPP, University of Aveiro

Javier Martínez Cobas, Univertity of Vigo

Lawrence Ogechukwu Obokoh, Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Rui Silva, UTAD, CETRAD, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro


Internationalisation in Higher Education as a challenge (Chair: Paula Odete Fernandes and Isabel Lopes)


Description: Higher Education Institutions (HEI) increasingly operate in a competitive, dynamic and differentiated environment that forces them to adopt a new strategic position in the market. The phenomenon of internationalisation has become one of the main key factors for HEI and strategic priorities for them worldwide. Most HEI include internationalisation as a pillar of their competitive strategy, since it is a way to promote: network cooperation and knowledge transfer at different levels; new emerging standards and benchmarks for higher education; education, research, exchange and capacity building; solutions in joint and double degree programmes; challenges for understanding the cultural diversity, tolerance and political conflict; among other situations that allow greater sustainable growth of HEI.

Education and the problems of the contemporary world (Chair: Gheorghe Cosmin Manea)

In the last decades, the national and international reality is faced with multiple problems: the limited nature of natural resources, demographic growth, environmental deterioration, proliferation of conflicts between nations, increasing gaps between poor countries and rich countries, etc.

Due to their regional and universal dimensions, these aspects constitute a complex phenomenon generically named "the problem of the contemporary world". This concept was introduced by the Club of Rome, founded in 1968 under the leadership of A. Peccei, as an institution that brings together specialists from all over the world concerned with the evolution and the destiny of people globally.

Naturally, educational systems must respond to the demands of these realities and the challenges launched by the social space. The specific conservatism of educational systems, however, causes them to lag behind in relation to social demands, which generates a very uncomfortable phenomenon, identified in the education crisis. In the 1960s, Philip H. Coombs explained the global education crisis through the lens of four causes:

1. The intensification of the demand for education, the influx of candidates for studies, on the one hand, and the shortage of pedagogical resources, on the other hand;

2. The high costs for each pupil or student invested and the results below the level of expenses, found upon exiting the system;

3. The lack of adaptation of the internal structures of the education systems to the constantly changing external needs;

4. Conservatism, the inertia of teaching staff, on the one hand, and the requirements for continuous improvement of the educational process, on the other hand (Coombs, P.H., 1968).

These causes are diverse and obvious, including currently at the level of education systems. The proposed solutions for solving the world education crisis fall under several directions of socio-pedagogical action.


To submit or upload a paper, please go to the Conference site for submissions


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