Media Education Summit 2012

The 2012 summit has now ended. Videos of our keynote speakers are available to view on our YouTube channel:

Tue 11th & Wed 12th September 2012

This national summit will provide valuable insights into the opportunities and challenges facing media education both now and in the future. The summit builds on four previous successful meetings, each of which attracted over 150 delegates from 65 Higher Education Institutions. This year the event will be hosted by Bournemouth University.

Key Details

11th & 12th September 2012

Conference fees:
Early Bird before 31st May: £195
Full Rate after 31st May: £225
Summit Only (no accommodation): £130
Pre-Conference (MERJ Research Seminar): FREE

The summit fee includes a drinks reception and accommodation in a 4 star hotel on 11th September, and a buffet lunch and refreshments on both days.


  • 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


Ian Livingstone, OBE

Paul Lewis
The Guardian

Caroline Norbury
Creative England

John Potter
Institute of Education

Jon Dovey
University of the
West of England

More details about the speakers..


Media Education Research Journal Seminar - Tuesday 11th September 2012, 10.30am-12pm

Advice on designing and managing qualitative research projects and preparing such research for submission to peer reviewed journals. Speaker - Dr John Potter, Institute of Education.

Bridging The Gap

Summit delegates are also invited to "Bridging the Gap" hosted by Teesside University in association with Creative Skillset.

This conference will address issues of employability and entrepreneurship for the Digital Creative industries. The conference is free of charge and will run from 3pm Wed 12th - 3pm Thursday 13th Sept. (Click here for further information, call for papers and booking)

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