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IAME Summer School 2018

Willing to meet peers from other countries to debate media education issues ? This summer IAME will organize its first large gathering : a summer school to share and explore new ideas related to the field of media education. It will be hosted in Lucca (Italy) from Sunday, 1st July 2018 (4 p.m) until Tuesday, 3rd July 2018 (4 p.m).

Fondazione UIBI
Via San Micheletto 3
55100 Lucca LU

Question ? info@iame.education

All our new members are most welcome. Save the date !


Sunday, 1st July 2018

16:00 – IAME General Assembly

18:00 – Welcome and social event

Standing dinner (included)

Monday, 2nd July 2018

08:30-12:30 – Summer school opening

08:30 – 09:00 – Registration

09:00 – 10:00Social Media, Fake News and Digital Capitalism: Why We Need a Critical Approach
David Buckingham (Loughborough University, UK)

In this presentation, David Buckingham (Loughborough University, UK) will consider how media educators should be responding to the rise of social media, and to related controversies about fake news, cyberbullying and online radicalization. Moving beyond narrow ideas about ‘digital skills’ and internet safety, he will argue that we need a more comprehensive and coherent educational approach to rise of ‘digital capitalism’ – one that builds on the existing concepts and pedagogy of media education, but extends them in order to meet new challenges. </img8|right>

David Buckingham is a scholar, writer and consultant specializing in young people, media and education. He is an Emeritus Professor at Loughborough University, and a Visiting Professor at Sussex University and at Kings College London. He was for many years a Professor of Education at the Institute of Education, London University, where he was the founder and director of the Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media. David is a leading internationally recognized expert on children’s and young people’s interactions with electronic media, and on media literacy education. He has directed more than 25 externally-funded research projects on these issues, and been a consultant for bodies such as UNESCO, the United Nations, Unicef, the European Commission, Ofcom (the UK media regulator), and the UK government. David continues to undertake research, consultancy and evaluation, most recently for organizations such as the Media Education Association, Space Studios, and Family, Kids and Youth. David is the author, co-author or editor of 30 books, and more than 220 articles and book chapters. His work has been translated into 15 languages. David has been a Visiting Professor at universities in the United States, Norway, Australia, Italy, Hong Kong and South Africa, and has taught and addressed conferences in more than 35 countries around the world. His work has been disseminated in a wide range of print and broadcast media, nationally and internationally. He is a nominated Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, and an elected Fellow of the British Academy.

10:00 – 11.00Media Literacy challenged in the digital era
Normand Landry (Professor , University of TÉLUQ (Université du Québec )

Normand Landry (Professor , University of TÉLUQ (Université du Québec ) is member of the association. He is professor at Université TÉLUQ (Université du Québec) and holds the Canada Research Chair in Media Education and Human Rights. His work focuses on media education, communication rights, legal intimidation, as well as communication and social movements. His research has led him to participate in international summits organized by the United Nations, intervene with parliamentary groups and engage with civil society organizations. Normand Landry has written several books, including Droits et enjeux de la communication (PUQ, 2013) and Threatening democracy: SLAPPs and the Judicial Repression of Political Discourse (Fernwood, 2014). He is also publication director (with Anne-Sophie Letellier) of L’éducation aux médias à l’ère numérique: entre fondations et renouvellement (PUM, 2016).</img7|right>

Coffee break

11:30-12:30 Roundtable: Media Education facing Media Regulation: useful boundaries?
The role and articulation of media education regarding regulation, co-regulation and self-regulation stays a challenging topic for media education sector. Different professional lobbies, very active on some specific aspects of media literacy education, are not always in-line with the educational approach developed by our sector and in some cases counterproductive.

Light lunch (included)

14:00 -15:15 – Parallel sessions
Two rounds of parallel sessions will be offered. The parallel sessions are organized around the 7 core topics of Media Education identified by IAME. Each session will start from relevant inputs, projects or practices and discuss the topic identifying the next working steps for the association.

  • 1. Research in the field of Media Education
  • 2. News Media Challenges
    Mapping news media challenges in the digital society, reflecting and looking for possible answers in media education. How does the users’ trust affect reliability of information?
  • 3. Media production in the age of digital craft
    Brain or Skills? Should we rather foster critical thinking or active media production. Projects and research results about learning with tablets in school.

15:30 – 16:45 – Parallel sessions

  • 4. New media and culture
    Current digital Cultural practices and challenges for tomorrow’s Media Education.
  • 5. Media education in multi- and intercultural society
  • 6. Advocacy & Policy in media education
    Media Literacy partnerships, cooperation projects and funding. Role of international organizations

17:00-18:00 – Show and tell presentations
We warmly invite all participants to be actors of this meeting. Would you like to present your work or some particular tool/resource during a “show and tell presentation”? We are waiting for your proposals! Please contact us: info@iame.education.

18:00 – 19:30 – Option : guided visit in Lucca

Free dinner

Tuesday, 3rd July 2018

9:00-12:30 – Workshop : Lucca on the move
This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to discover Lucca’s historical and artistic monuments through a treasure hunt. Mobile devices will support the visit from different point of views: to search information, document the process, enable the sharing and communication and so on. In this way, participants will explore and reflect on the notions of mobility, multimodality, augmented spaces, representation & reality, situated learning.

09:00-11:00 – Treasure hunt in Lucca

11:00-12:30 – Reflecting and documenting the experience

Light lunch (included)

13:30-14:30 – Roadshow : presentation of productions from the workshop

14:30-15:00 – Closing summer school

Option for IAME summer school participants : join the MED Summer School (starting date : 3rd July 2018) .

Practical information

Fondazione UIBI
Via San Micheletto 3
55100 Lucca LU

Question ? info@iame.education

Lucca is located 30 km away from Pisa airport. You can easily access to Lucca from Pisa in public transport.

Train between Pisa and Luccca

The summer school is open for all IAME affiliate members (20 euros per year) and effective members (50 euros per year or 100 euros per year as legal entity). Not yet a member? Join us !

The registration fee is 70 euros covering the setting up, the Sunday standing dinner, the Monday and Tuesday lunches and coffee break.
Travel, accomodation and Monday dinner are your responsibility. Lucca offers a great variety of accomodations, bed and breakfasts and hotels.

Any question? info@iame.education

General conditions

In case of cancellation, refund is possible until 15/06/2018.
In case of partial participation, the full amount is due.
Late arrival or early departure? Please inform us : info@iame.education.

Question ? info@iame.education