A democratic civilization will save itself only if it makes the language of the image into a stimulus for critical reflection, not an invitation to hypnosis.
Hobbs to Address Arab & US Communication Scholars in Beirut Lebanon
Renee Hobbs offered the closing keynote address at the 2011 AUSACE conference in Beirut, Lebanon, in a talk entitled, "How Digital and Media Literacy Education Can Promote Global Cultural Understanding." Watch the video here:
Video: Roberts Elementary School
In this address, Hobbs offered an examination of the fundamental instructional practices of digital and media literacy education with a focus on how educators at all levels can strengthen the critical thinking and communication skills that underpin the development of empathy, tolerance, and respect for differences as well as the the drive to advocate for issues of social justice.