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The End of the Beginning of Media Education?

The Next Generation...


Thursday, February 14, 2013

6:00 – 8:00 pm  

OISE/University of Toronto

(@ St. George Subway Station)

252 Bloor St. West

5th Floor, Room 5-280


Join us for a public panel discussion with

Donna Alvermann

Department of Language and Literacy Education | University of Georgia, Athens

Currently a UGA-Appointed Distinguished Research Professor, Donna was formerly a classroom teacher in Texas and New York, and co-directed the U.S. Department of Education funded National Reading Research Center from 1992-1997. Author of over 150 articles, her research focuses on young people’s literacy practices in classrooms, out-of-school settings (e.g., libraries), and digital environments. Her most recent book title is Reconceptualizing the Literacies in Adolescents’ Lives (3rd ed.), and she co-edited the International Reading Association’s premier research journal, Reading Research Quarterly from 2003 to 2007 and served as President of the National Reading Conference (now the Literacy Research Association/LRA).


Pete Fraser

Bournemouth University Media School | Chair of the Media Education Association (UK)

A Media Studies teacher for 24 years in London and Cambridge secondary schools, in addition to being the current chair of the MEA (UK), he is Chief Examiner for A level Media Studies. Pete teaches Creative and Media Education at Bournemouth, and his doctoral research looks at the relationship between technology and pedagogy in media education. He runs teacher and student courses, blogs at petesmediablog and is Project Lead for the National Film and Television School Talent Campus, a British Film Institute academy programme project for teens. He has published a number of chapters and authored two books on digital video production and music video, and was co-curator of the online project A Manifesto for Media Education.


Kathleen Tyner

Department of Radio-­Television-­Film | University of Texas at Austin

Kathleen Tyner is Associate Professor in the Department of Radio-Television-Film at The University of Texas at Austin where she teaches courses in digital and information literacy, media education, video games, virtual worlds, and research methods. She is an international scholar with significant experience in the research, evaluation and development of new media, community media and media arts programs. Professor Tyner is author, co-author and editor of numerous books, articles and curricular materials related to media education, including Media Literacy (Routledge, 2009) and Literacy in a Digital World: Teaching and Learning in the Age of Information (Erlbaum, 1998).


Moderated by Carol Arcus & Neil Andersen | Association for Media Literacy

Carol Arcus and Neil Andersen are vice-president and president of the Association for Media Literacy (Ontario). They were on the writing team that established the Media Literacy strand in the current Ontario grades 9 - 12 English curriculum and were the authors of that strand. They have taught the Media Studies Additional Qualifications course for teachers, and together they have over 50 years classroom media teaching experience.


Admission Free – All Welcome. Refreshments Provided.

For complete speaker bios & more information, visit mewgtoronto.wordpress.com.

Sponsored by the Centre for Media and Culture in Education, OISE/UT; the Media Education Working Group; and the Association for Media Literacy. This panel is part of Dr. Kari Dehli’s research project, Contested Subjects: Media Education in Policy, Politics and Practice, funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.