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Youth Media Education Summit 2018

Hong Kong

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4th Youth Media Education Summit

The annual Youth Media Education Summit (YMES) therefore invites young people to take part in the larger summit experience and to authentically participate and collaborate with media education scholars and practitioners attending the Media Education Summit 2018.

Youth and children are an integral part of the media education field and should hold a respected presence within academic convenings addressing topics pertinent to their lived experiences and futures.

The topic of YMES2018 will be Transparency & Trust and it will be organised in cooperation with the South island School and the Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism (Charles University in Prague)

YMES Organisers: Marketa Zezulkova & Iain Williamson


Dr Marketa Zezulkova is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism at Charles University (Czech Rep) and an Affiliated Faculty of Media Education Lab (USA). She holds a PhD in Philosophy of Media Education from Bournemouth University (UK) and her main interest is in intercultural and interdisciplinary research exploring pre-school and primary school children’s media learning and experience both in- and out-of- school. Marketa has been involved in several media literacy and media education related EU, UN, and Czech policy initiatives. She is an Assistant Editor of Media Education Research Journal, a Fellow of Higher Education Academy and a Founding Director of the Youth Media Education Summit convened by the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice.

Iain Williamson is the HoD of Film and Media at South Island School in Hong Kong, a position he has held since 2004. Before then he offered teacher training at Birendra Vidya Mandir in Nepal and then media literacy workshops for Didi-Bahini (Older sister/younger sister) a gender related advocacy NGO in Kathmandu. Between 1997 and 2000, Iain was the Head of Media Studies at Kings Norton Girls' School in Birmingham, England. In the last five years, he has combined his departmental responsibilities with the role of digital literacy coordinator and has successfully started to embed coding into the school curriculum via mathematics, science, Media and several other departments. Williamson was the creator of a unique replacement course for GCSE Media Studies in which South Island students pursue a Media course accredited by the Agence France Presse (AFP), which is based on authentic learning tasks and assessed only via coursework. The removal of a final examination very much reflects Williamson's pedagogical approach, which has attempted to align real life tasks with a curriculum designed for 2018, addressing concepts such as fake news, media convergence and the changing relationship between media products and an increasingly fragmented audience.

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The Centre for Excellence in Media Practice
The Faculty of Media & Communication
Bournemouth University
Talbot Campus
BH12 5BB

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