Enriching learning through media education and media literacy

Media & Learning 2016   |   10 — 11 March 2016   |   Flemish Ministry of Education, Brussels

The Media & Learning 2016 Conference is aimed at practitioners, researchers and policy makers who want to contribute to the development of digital and media skills in education and find new and effective ways to embed media into the learning process. We look forward to welcoming you.

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Conference news and highlights

  • Sign up for Wednesday’s pre-conference workshops (4)

    Come a day early to the conference and take part in one of the 3 pre-conference workshops planned for Wednesday 9 March. These include a full-day practitioner workshop on video in higher education featuring talks by Jörn Loviscach, Fachhochschule Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, Germany and Jos Fransen, Inholland University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands with quick dive sessions on topics like quizzes, interactive tools, cutting, annotating, 4K and 3D.

  • Public discussion on the role of schools in tackling radicalization

    While many teachers and schools administrators are keen to address radicalisation, they often feel ill-prepared and lack an effective strategy and approach. Can a more robust approach to media literacy help? Panellists in this public discussion will include media literacy experts Renee Hobbs from the University of Rhode Island, USA and Divina Frau-Meigs from the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in France as well as politicians and radicalisation experts.

  • Talks and showcases of creative practices in the classroom

    This year’s agenda is jam-packed with great examples of how practitioners are using media to innovative their teaching. They include Jan Debognies from MAKS in Belgium showing the use of digital storytelling, Eleni Kouvari from the 2nd Experimental Highschool of Athens in Greece showing how she uses video production in language teaching and Frank Weissman from NHTV in the Netherlands showing how he is using media to enhance students’ research competences.

  • The drive to support media literacy and media education schemes at scale

    Join our Thursday afternoon plenary session to hear what it takes to move media literacy and media education centre-stage. Our speakers and panellists include Alison Preston from Ofcom in the UK, Nathalie Labourdette from the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Margaret Boribon from the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA) and Katia Segers, Member of the Flemish Parliament and media literacy expert.

  • Master classes on virtual reality, video in science teaching and lots more…

    Enhance your skills by taking part in one of the master classes on offer, like the one led by Vin Sumner from Clicks + Links, UK on Oculus Rift and other VR headsets. Mathy Vanbuel from ATiT & Philip Vermeylen from Rhombus in Belgium will be exploring the use of video in the science class and there will also be a master class on contributing to the MIL/PEER media literacy and media education platform by the Evens Foundation & the Modern Poland Foundation.

  • Exploring video pedagogy in higher education

    Take part in discussions about the pedagogical value of different video applications in higher education with the input of experienced practitioners including Blair Stevenson from the Oulu University of Applied Sciences in Finland and Zac Woolfitt from Inholland University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands and see how well your institution is taking up the opportunities that video offers.

  • Screenings of good practice

    Check out the rich array of video resources on show in the screening sessions including Tommy Bowes Body Check applied to English and Science lessons shown by Ciarán Kissane, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, documentaries shown by Shoshana Eilon, Film Platform, Israel and Historiana resources demonstrated by Steven Stegers of Euroclio

  • Coaching and supporting pre and in-service teachers through video

    Bug-In-Ear/Interactive Glasses coaching is a synchronous way of coaching for teachers struggling in the classroom. In her presentation, Kamakshi Rajagopal from the Open Universiteit in the Netherlands will talk about her research which allows a coach to select and send short feedback messages to the earpiece worn by the teacher just-in-time. Sessions in the teacher competence track will also highlight initiatives aimed at enhancing teachers’ skills like those led by Monika Frania from the University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland & Vanessa Meersdom, VIVES University College in Belgium.

Keynote speakers and plenary panellists


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