Please note that the programme will be further developed in the coming weeks and that it is subject to change.

Fit-for-purpose teacher education, facilities and approaches – upscaling, upskilling or complete re-boot?


This plenary session is all about changing the way we teach and learn to better fit the road ahead when each of the presenters will put forward their ideas on what it takes to make learning match 21st Century challenges. Our speakers come from different backgrounds and with different solutions – but one thing they all agree on and that is the urgency of the situation.

  • Mirror Mirror on the Wall
    Diana Bannister, University of Wolverhampton, UK
  • STEM in Secondary School - “is that too Late?”
    Gary Jones, LEGO Education Europe, UK
  • Changing your Approach: The Right Tool for the Right Job
    Matt McCurdy, Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, USA
  • Urban myths - and some truths - about learning and technology
    Pedro De Bruyckere, Arteveldehogeschool, Belgium
Chairperson: Wim Van Petegem, KU Leuven, Belgium

Coffee break

According to wikipedia, the 'coffee break' allegedly originated in the late 19th century in Wisconsin, USA with the wives of Norwegian immigrants - but in conference terms it has come to mean the time when you meet old friends and catch up on news and developments.

Screening session


This screening session will feature the role of archives and banks of video resources in both innovating education and helping students understand the valuable role played by media down through the years.

  • Hands-on Media History
    André Rosendaal, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Making television and heritage archives available to Flemish schools through Het Archief voor Onderwijs
    Karen Vander Plaetse, VIAA, Belgium
  • Digitised films from World War I: An untapped resource for European class rooms?
    Georg Eckes, German Film Institute, Germany
  • How to use online tools to promote historical thinking?
    Steven Stegers, EUROCLIO – European Association of History Educators
Facilitator: Géraldine Beeckman, VIAA, Belgium

MIL/PEER Platform

Master Class

Master class on the MIL/PEER Platform for exchange of useful media literacy and media education resources, a joint effort by the Evens Foundation and the Modern Poland Foundation. During this master class you will be shown how to use the MIL/PEER platform to create media literacy resources. You will also be shown how to set up an account for your organisation and how to collaborate to share materials in order to strengthen international collaboration. This includes discussing common projects and joint application for European funds.

This master class will be led by Jarek Lipszyc, Fundacja Nowoczesna Polska, Poland and Barbara Krywoszejew, Fundacja Nowoczesna Polska, Poland.

Making media matter for STEM education


During this presentation session you will hear about different best practice in the use of media to support STEM education.

  • Using Media to Make Science Real in Schools in the framework of the MARCH project
    Sofia Papadimitriou, Educational Radio-Television, Ministry of Education, Research and RA, Greece
  • The Clima@EduMedia project
    Renata Silva, University of Porto, Portugal
  • Using video and technology to enhance maths education in grades 9-12
    Brooke McCurdy, Collaborative College for Technology and Leadership, Statesville, North Carolina, USA
  • Science Bits
    Paul Banti, International Science Teaching Foundation and Science Bits, Spain
Moderator: Victor Perez-Rubio, EUN

Media literacy and radicalisation


European and global actions to support media literacy, strengthen diversity and fight radicalisation

  • Connecting the dots between Preventing Violent Extremism, Education & the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Shahin Abbasov, Council of Europe
  • Supporting media literacy, active citizenship and tolerance: examples from the biggest teacher community of Europe
    Claire Morvan, European Schoolnet & eTwinning
Moderator: Maciej Tomaszewski, DG JUST European Commission

Using media in Higher Education


This session is about institution-wide provision of video services in different colleges and universities.

  • Lecture Recording at an Enterprise Level with Opencast 2
    Rüdiger Rolf, Universität Osnabrück-virtUOS, Germany
  • Enhancing student education with the effective use of video
    James Pickering, Leeds Institute of Medical Education, UK
  • Video Training in real time: from VHS to Videolab
    Birgitte Schoenmakers, Academic Centre of General Practice, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Assessment for Learning – Unlocking the potential of authentic assessment with the use of media
    Manuel Frutos-Perez, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
Moderator: Anne-Marie Lipphardt, ILI, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Media supported language learning


Language teachers are often the first to embrace media as a way to make their teaching more engaging, effective and fun. Join this session to meet several of the MEDEA Awards finalists who have specialised in this area

  • Apprendre l'anglais avec les Tutos de Huito
    Stéven Huitorel, Learn English with Les tutos de Huito, France
  • Labhair Linn! Cabhraigh Linn! - Speak with Us! Support Us!
    Edel Crosbie, Ireland
  • PopuLLar submitted by Mosaic Art & Sound, UK; Kindersite, UK; Universidad de Valladolid , Spain; Kulturring in Berlin, Germany; Language School Pelikan, Czech Republic; Çukurova University, Turkey & Opera Bazar, Italy
    Joel Josephson, Kindersite, UK & Susana Gomez, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Moderator: Andrew Watt, Andrew Watt Associates, UK


Lunch will be provided in the conference venue and is free to all registered participants. It will be served buffet-style providing you with plenty of opportunities to meet existing friends and colleagues. You can also use the time to visit the stands hosted by various organisations active in the Media and Learning sector.

Screening session


This screening session will feature educational video materials used to support intercultural and other types of learning.

  • European history crossroads as pathways to intercultural and media education (EHISTO)
    Susanne Friz, FWU Institut für Film und Bild, Germany
  • Betonne Jeugd – video as a tool used by young people to make sense of their lives
    Joke Nyssen, Independent Filmmaker, Belgium
  • PLEASE DISTURB – using video to train hotel staff to spot the signs of human trafficking
    Roel Simons, Serious Video, The Netherlands
Facilitator: Caroline Roelants, Flemish Ministry of Education and Training, Belgium

Using video in the science classroom

Master Class
Master class on using video in the science classroom supported by the Inspiring Science Education Project. Master class leaders: Mathy Vanbuel, ATiT, Belgium & Philip Vermeylen, Rhombus, Belgium. During this master class you will learn how to make the most out of Logger Pro software and how to capture good quality video material with simple commonly available devices like smart phones and consumer-level cameras. You will also receive lots of ideas for experiments based on these tools as well as hands-on practice in both the software itself and simple video capture.

Social media policies and practices


This session is all about putting in place effective social media policies in formal and informal learning contexts.

  • Choosing successful social media policies in Belgian schools
    Kristof D'hanens, Mediaraven, Belgium
  • Practical guidelines on social media school policies
    Elizabeth Milovidov, European Schoolnet
Moderator: Eleonora Pantò, CSP, Italy

Media literacy and radicalisation


Combatting Extremism with Media Literacy Education
Led by Renee Hobbs, University of Rhode Island, USA with Maria Ranieri, University of Florence, Italy.

Join Renee and Maria discuss strategies for advancing knowledge about how media literacy may address the rise of extremism in Europe. Maria will introduce her new book, “Populism, Media and Education. Challenging Discrimination in Contemporary Digital Societies”.

In this session, Renee and Maria will share ideas about how interdisciplinary approaches to research on young people's online experiences combine with innovative educational approaches in ways that may help combat extremism against minorities and groups at risk of social exclusion in Europe.

Using media in Higher Education


Course level practices and examples of how media is used to support effective teaching and learning in colleges and universities.

  • “Geraware”, a digital awareness tool for teachers in nursing education
    Lucas Verhelst, ODISEE, Belgium
  • Personalised Learning in Quantitative Research
    Frank Weissman, NHTV university of applied science, The Netherlands
  • Becoming an archaeologist: A web serial
    Yannick Mahé, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne , France
  • La Moselle ensauvagée
    Fabienne Granero-Gerard & Annik Schnitzler, Université de Lorraine, France
Moderator: Blair Stevenson, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Film literacy


Join this session to hear more about some of the more recent film literacy initiatives launched in different parts of Europe.

  • Mark Higham, Film Literacy Europe, United Kingdom
  • Introducing the CinEd Project
    Léna Rouxel, Institut français, France
  • Introducing the WRAP! Project
    Nienke Poelsma, CINEKID, The Netherlands
Moderator: Matteo Zacchetti, DG Connect, European Commission

Coffee break

According to wikipedia, the 'coffee break' allegedly originated in the late 19th century in Wisconsin, USA with the wives of Norwegian immigrants - but in conference terms it has come to mean the time when you meet old friends and catch up on news and developments.

Screening session


All productions made for and by students exploring different media production approaches and contexts.

  • Using and editing broadcast video content in the classroom
    Geert Coppens, Moovly, Belgium
  • Multimedia Wismo
    Nicolas Burlet, Nadasdy Film, Switzerland
Facilitator: Yvonne Crotty, DCU, Ireland

Special needs education supported by media and digital tools


Media and digital tools can have a significant impact in special needs education (SEN), this session will feature several best practices as well as an introduction to new guidelines about the use of digital tools and resources in SEN.

  • Therapists’ Validation of Symbolum
    Anabela de Jesus Gomes, Polythechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Guidelines for accessible information in school education
    Katja Engelhardt, European Schoolnet, Belgium
  • Working with new technologies to support autistic children and young people
    Aurélie Baranger, Autism Europe , Belgium
Moderator: Philip Penny, IADT, Ireland

Media literacy in practice

This session will highlight national and regional media literacy approaches
  • Digital(4)Education - the media strategy of the Ministry of Education of Luxembourg
    Serge Linckels, Ministry of Education, Youth, and Childhood, Luxembourg
  • Teacher´s empower development by media literacy in the Republic of Mozambique
    Agnaldo Arroio, University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • From mediafear to mediawisdom? Media Literacy in a Flemish perspective
    Andy Demeulenaere, Mediawijs, Belgium
Moderator: Rauna Rahja, Finnish Society on Media Education, Finland

Media & Learning Association AGM

Annual General Meeting of the Media & Learning iVZW open to all.

The Media & Learning Association is an international, not-for-profit association to promote and stimulate the use of media as a way to enhance innovation and creativity in teaching and learning across all levels of education in Europe. With a current membership of 35 organisations, this AGM provides an opportunity to review the work of the association for the last 12 months and to make plans for the coming year.

Pedagogically effective use of media and film in schools


During this session you will hear about lots of different creative classroom practices taking place in classrooms all over Europe.

  • Digital storytelling for language learning
    Jan Debognies, MAKS vzw, Belgium
  • Video Production as a Dynamic Learning Tool in the Second Language Lesson
    Eleni Kouvari , 2nd Experimental Highschool of Athens, Greece
  • Gamification in the Library – using and creating media for learning
    Monica McQueen, Ecole Internationale de Geneve, Switzerland
  • Walking through the nature
    Aleksandra Andonoska, Primary school “Goce Delchev” - Prilep, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
Moderator: David Seume, The Ashcombe School, UK

Propaganda, Lies & Videotape: What can schools do to combat radicalisation amongst students?

This session is open to the public – online pre-booking required to reserve your place. Friday Public Discussion

Europe schools are facing questions about their role in terms of combating radicalisation. While many teachers and schools administrators are keen to tackle this issue, they often feel ill-prepared - lacking an effective strategy and approach. At the same time education is regularly cited as the only real answer to the rising threat of radicalisation in our multicultural society. So what are schools to do? Can a more robust approach to media literacy help? Should all students be better prepared to verify and understand a social media? Is learning about propaganda an important skill? This open public discussion aims to identify ways in which schools can play a more effective role in combating radicalisation and to identify resources and strategies that might help.

Panellists to include:

Chairperson: Sarah Van Leuven, Ghent University, Belgium


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