Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds

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Ellen Rose’s On Reflection has been awarded the 2014 Marshall McLuhan Award for Outstanding Book in the Field of Media Ecology.

Named for the Canadian media studies and communications theorist, the Marshall McLuhan Award was established in 2000 and honours any topic related to media ecology. Past recipients include Neil Postman, Douglas Rushkoff, and Francis Fukuyama.

In On Reflection, Ellen Rose seeks to initiate a much-needed discussion about what reflection is and should be. Drawing on a wide range of thinkers, past and present, Rose outlines the important role reflective thought can play in the classroom and in the world at large, and makes a powerful case for slowing down and returning to our thoughts.

The Marshall McLuhan award is given annually by the Media Ecology Association (MEA), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the study, research, criticism, and application of media ecology in educational, industry, political, civic, social, cultural, and artistic contexts.

The 15th Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association was held June 19 – 22 at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. The award was presented at a banquet following the keynote speech on Saturday, June 21st.