11 - 12 September 2012
This national summit will provide valuable insights into the opportunities and challenges facing media education both now and in the future. The summit builds on four previous successful meetings, each of which attracted over 150 delegates from 65 Higher Education Institutions.
Confirmed keynote speakers for 2012 include Caroline Norbury (Creative England) and Paul Lewis (The Guardian). The Summit also features 'MERJ Conversations' pre-conference session, hosted by the Media Education Research Journal, convened by John Potter (The Institute of Education) and chaired by Julian McDougall (University of Wolverhampton and editor of MERJ).
The themes for this year’s summit:
- The role and purpose of media education
- Developing higher level skills
- Innovative pedagogy related to specific learning contexts
- Media learning practices in 'Media 2.0'
- 14-19 educational reform
- The relationship between theory and practice
- Assessing media learning
- Students reflecting on their creative practice
- How media literacy and media education relate
This year, delegates at the Summit have the opportunity to participate in a follow-on event at the same venue, 'Bridging the Gap' hosted by Skillset and Teesside University.
For more information about the Summit: http://www.cemp.ac.uk/summit/2012/
Call for abstracts for Summit papers and proposals for 'MERJ Conversations'
Deadline for both calls is: 1 June 2012
The organisers are inviting proposals for papers and panel discussions relating to the conference themes.
At this year's Media Education Summit, the Media Education Research Journal (MERJ) will again convene a series of seminars exploring key pertinent themes to media educators in 2012.
For more information about the calls: http://www.cemp.ac.uk/summit/2012/call-for-papers.php