The Media & Learning Conference taking place in Brussels on 14 and 15 November 2012 is aimed at anyone who wants to find new and effective ways to use media to enhance the learning process. It has three main themes; mapping future trends and developments, boosting skills and competences and tracking the importance of media literacy and wisdom.
The conference programme is now available online (http://www.media-and-
NAMLE President Sherri Hope Culver will be at the following conference leading a session titled, “Media Literacy, Media Education and Media Wisdom: tracking trends and developments from around the world” on Wed, Nov. 14.
Keynote speakers include Xavier Prats Monné, Deputy Director-General for Education at the European Commission, Guus Wijngaards who will present the recent highly rated NMC Horizon Report and Andrew Keen, author of “Digital Vertigo: How Today’s Online Social Revolution Is Dividing, Diminishing, and Disorienting Us”. Other keynote presentations will be given by De Bruyckere, author and educational scientist, developmental psychologist, Edith K. Ackermann and Brian O’Neill from Dublin Institute of Technology and EU Kids Online.
The programme features an in-depth look into media literacy schemes and policies with reports on what is happening at a national level given by Anniina Lundvall from the Finnish Society on Media Education and Alberto Parola from the Italian Association of Media Education. Cross-border reviews of media literacy and education schemes will be presented from the EMEDUS study and the MEDEAnet investigation into 7 European countries. There will be discussions about the creative classroom led by Yves Punie, IPTS leader of the Up-Scaling Creative Classrooms in Europe initiative, reports on social media networks in schools and in teachers’ lives arising from the Tellnet project led by European Schoolnet and a session about the role of broadcast television led by the European Broadcast Union. Innovation in teaching features throughout the conference agenda and we will be exploring Transmedia - an increasingly popular approach to digital storytelling, the value and impact of three-dimensional learning content (3D) as well as what it means to ‘flip the classroom’.
The MEDEA Awards Ceremony takes place alongside the conference on Wednesday 14 November and participants are welcome to join this event where the overall winners of this year’s competition will be announced.
We look forward to meeting you at Europe’s only conference dedicated to media and learning – to find out more visit the conference website: http://www.media-and-learning.
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