You and your organization are invited to propose a workshop activity that addresses a theme related to media education. We welcome for consideration any format or stimulating initiative that will promote discussion among participants.
Examples of possible activities
- individual or group presentation
- brainstorming session
- group experience
- project presentation
- training program or policies.
Media education: what is it, who is responsible for it, and what works?
How can we define media education? What is media education? Who is responsible, and to whom? How to move from mistrust of media institutions to enlightened criticism? What experiences have yielded positive results? What lessons can we learn from local experiences in media education?
What curricula and public policies help to promote media education?
What are the objectives of these training programs? What key concepts and definitions can inform media education practices and policies? What are the skills that this concept brings together? What public policies in media education are needed? What are the media education practices within schools? What are the regulatory approaches to media education?
What is the relationship between media education skills and informed citizen participation?
What are the spaces, the best places for citizens who wish to develop and exercise these skills? What educational practices do private, public, community, radical, alternative or autonomous news media adopt? What are the ways to promote the development of spaces and places that contribute to the development of media education practices and skills? What is the relationship between traditional media, critical participation in civic life, and gaps in media education?
What historical trajectory and current contexts are generating the need for media education?
What does media education mean in the digital age? What is the impact of digital technologies on media education policies and practices? In what ways do critical perspectives on journalism, political marketing, propaganda, ideology and capitalism contribute to thinking about "fake news" and media education? How can media education policies and practices counter disinformation and the dynamics of oppression reproduced by some media organizations?
In what ways do different perspectives on the political economy of the media, journalism and the news production cycle guide what is meant by "media education"?
How does having a better understanding of current transformations in news production and consumption practices contribute to media education? What are the media's capabilities and limitations in terms of balance, accuracy and fairness? How is visibility, credibility and authority constructed in the news? How can we rethink journalism through the lens of media education? In what ways do perspectives on the precariousness of work and journalistic production practices influence media education policies and practices? What rules and standards should apply to social media platforms?
Language of presentation
Activities can be presented in French, English or both languages.
The committee will group the selected activities into six workshops of 90 minutes each and two plenary sessions.
Each workshop will produce two recommendations for expanding media education policies or practices. For each of the workshops, a reporter will summarize the adopted workshop recommendations during the closing plenary discussion. This person will present to participants all of the recommendations made regarding media education policies and practices.
Submission of proposals
You must provide
- an abstract (approximately 300 words)
- a short biography (less than 150 words) that includes :
- your areas of interest
- your work in the field of media education
Deadline for submission: May 4, 2018
The proposals will be studied, in consultation with presenters, and grouped by theme. Authors will be informed of the committee's decision on May 11, 2018.
Participation in this event is free. The organizing committee has funds to cover the accommodation and travel expenses of a limited number of presenters. Those wishing to see these expenses incurred by the organizing committee must make an explicit request in their proposal. Official invitation letters can also be provided upon request.