The competence development conference for teachers in the field of film and media literacy “FAME: Film and Media for Education”, which is organized by the Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School of Tallinn University together with the National Film School of the Latvian Academy of Culture, the University of Tampere, the Animation Workshop VIA University College, Estonian Film Institute, Estonian Film Museum, Vilnius University and the British Council in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, will be hosted in Tallinn from January 10 until January 11, 2019.
The conference will include hands-on workshops on how to integrate film and media literacy into different school subjects, as well as inspiring talks by international experts, such as John Potter (University College London) and Claus Noer Hjorth (Danish Film Institute), who will address the need for 21st century skills such as collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. The target audience of the conference are teachers representing all fields and levels of study, who are ready to be pioneers and to acquire and introduce innovative study methods into their work.
“In the digital world we live today, media literacy is as important as reading or writing. At first, we learn the letters, the words - the very basics - so that the meaning and purpose of any text can be understood later on. Similarly, with media literacy - without basic knowledge it is impossible to understand the modern world and our place in it.” explains Katrin Saks, the initiator behind the conference and the head of the Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School of Tallinn University.
The main focus of the conference programme is on the practical workshops introduced by experienced teachers and experts in the field from countries such as Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Denmark, Finland and England, thus enabling teachers to apply the practical skills later on in their classroom. Participants of the conference will have the opportunity to acquire the basics of film and animation and the use of various mobile apps for a wide range of school subjects such as math, literature, social sciences, languages, etc. On the second day of the conference, participants will have the opportunity to try out the various teaching materials created by film and media companies.
The working language of the conference is English, Estonian and Russian with simultaneous translation in English and Estonian.
Full programme of the conference: https://www.tlu.ee/en/bfm/researchresearch-and-developmentmedia-literacy-reuse-and-heritage-educationfame-take-1-film-0
The conference is organized within the framework of the Nordplus Horizontal project “Media Literacy, Reuse and Heritage in Education”. The conference is financially supported by the British Council in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania.