The 12th Graduate Student Conference: "Practicing Critical Digital Literacy For Future Education"

June 4, 2023 – June 5, 2023


In today's society, technology is becoming an essential aspect of our lives. As the digital age continues to evolve, the need for digital literacy and critical thinking skills is becoming increasingly important, particularly in the context of education.

Digital literacy is the ability to use digital technology, communication tools, and networks to access, manage, integrate, analyze, and evaluate digital information effectively. It includes the capacity to read, interpret, and create a range of digital media, using a variety of digital devices. Digital literacy is a necessary skill for learners of all ages, especially in the modern era, where digital technology is ubiquitous in every aspect of our lives, including education.

However, it is not enough to merely possess digital literacy skills. The ability to think critically about the information we consume and produce in digital spaces is just as crucial. Critical digital literacy is the ability to assess digital information, discerning its credibility, accuracy, and biases. It also involves the capacity to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate digital content to make informed judgments and decisions.

The theme of this conference is crucial in today's world because it addresses the growing need for critical digital literacy skills in education. The conference aims to provide a platform to explore how educators can develop critical digital literacy skills in their students. We believe that by fostering critical digital literacy, students will be better equipped to navigate the vast amount of information available on digital platforms, make informed decisions, and effectively communicate and collaborate with others.

The importance of digital literacy and critical thinking skills in education cannot be overstated. The modern-day classroom is no longer limited to traditional face-to-face interactions between teachers and students. Instead, educators must navigate a diverse range of digital platforms, including social media, blogs, podcasts, and online communities. While digital platforms provide tremendous opportunities for collaboration and learning, they also pose significant challenges. Therefore,  Thus, it is important to understand and navigate these hurdles through Practicing Critical Digital Literacy for Future Education.

Purpose and Objective

The objectives of implementing this activity include the following.

  1. As a medium for students majoring in language and language observers to share knowledge and express ideas related to education, linguistics, and English literature within the era of critical digital literacy.
  2. As a source of knowledge related to education, linguistics, and English literature during times of digital critical literacy, especially for seminar participants.


Theme and Sub-Themes

“Practicing Critical Digital Literacy for Future Education” will cover a range of themes, including, but not limited to:

  1. The Impact of Digital Technology on Language and Linguistics in the Modern Era
  2. The Role of Digital Literacy in Advancing the Field of English Studies
  3. The Potential of Artificial Intelligence in Promoting Digital Literacy
  4. Opportunities and Challenges for English Studies in the Digital Era
  5. The Influence of Digital Media on the Study of English Literature
  6. Interpretation of English Literature in the Digital Era
  7. Multilingualism and its Implications for the Study of English Literature
  8. Developing English Proficiency through Digital Literacy
  9. Digital Storytelling and its Impact on the Literary World
  10. Critical Approaches to Digital Literacy in the Context of Education


Call for Full Paper Procedure

  1. Presenters are requested to submit a full-paper draft.
  2. Presenters (both individual and team) can only submit one paper.
  3. Selected papers will be published in Graduate Students Conference 2023  Proceedings and International Journal of English Language Studies (IJELS)
  4. Submission guidelines


Important Dates

Presenter submission deadline           : April 17, 2023

Abstract submission deadline             : April 17, 2023

Abstract acceptance notification        : April 24, 2023

Full paper submission deadline          : May 24, 2023

Participant registration deadline         : June 02, 2023

Conference day                                   : June 05, 2023


Contribution of Conference Participants :

  1. Universitas Sanata Dharma (USD) students  : free
  2. Non-USD presenter                                       : Rp. 200.000,-
  3. In-person participant                                       : Rp. 100.000,-
  4. Online participant                                           : free



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Graduate Student Conference (GSC) is organized by the  Graduate Program in English Language Studies, Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.