University of Helsinki

Julian Sefton-Green

Julian Sefton-Green


Julian is an independent scholar working in Education and the Cultural and Creative Industries. He is currently Principal Research Fellow at the Department of Media & Communication, LSE and a research associate at the University of Oslo working on projects in London and Oslo exploring learning and learner identity across formal and informal domains. He is an Honorary Professor of Education at the University of Nottingham, UK and the Institute of Education, Hong Kong.

Julian has worked as an Associate Research Professor at the University of South Australia, where he was developing a city-wide initiative to imagine and implement new kinds of spaces for learning. He has been the Head of Media Arts and Education at WAC Performing Arts and Media College- a centre for informal training and education – where he directed a range of digital media activities for young people and co-ordinated training for media artists and teachers. He worked as Media Studies teacher in an inner city comprehensive London and in higher education teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses, leading teacher training degrees in media education.

Julian has researched and written widely on many aspects of media education, new technologies, creative learning digital culture and informal learning. Recent volumes include: joint editing of The International Handbook of Creative Learning (2011 Routledge); Learning at Not-School (2013, MIT Press); and co-editing Identity, Community and Learning Lives in the Digital Age (2013 Cambridge University Press) and Learning and Literacy over Time (2014, Routledge).

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