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Media Education Summit 2011

Date posted: 18/02/2011

Ravensbourne (next to The O2 at Greenwich Peninsula)
6 - 7 September 2011

The Centre for Excellence in Media Practice summit builds on three previous successful meetings, each of which attracted over 150 delegates from 65 Higher Education Institutions.

Call for Creative Contributions, Papers and Poster Presentations

The organisers are now inviting proposals for papers and panel discussions relating to the conference themes. Please submit a short abstract of up to 600 words, including references. The best papers from the Media Education Summit 2011 will form part of a special edition of the Media Education Research Journal (MERJ).

Please send proposals and any queries to: by Friday 27 May 2011.

This year's Themes

  • 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

Confirmed Speakers

  • Greg Dyke, Chair of the BFI, Former Director General of the BBC
  • Charles Leadbeater, Author We-think: the power of mass creativity, Senior Research Associate Demos
  • Professor Natalie Fenton, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Nik Powell, Director National Film and Television School
  • Professor David Gauntlett, University of Westminster
  • Becky Parry, Institute of Education
  • Professor Stephen Heppell, The Centre for Excellence in Media Practice

The event will be chaired by Jon Wardle, The Centre for Excellence in Media Practice and Barbara Howell, Ravensbourne.

Further details can be found at