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.
Mind Over Media: Analyzing Contemporary Propaganda
Renee Hobbs offers a pre-conference workshop on Wednesday, March 9 at the 2016 Media and Learning Conference in Brussels, Belgium where you will learn about "best practices" in the pedagogy of teaching about propaganda as a form of media literacy education.
On Friday, March 11, Hobbs participates in a session entitled, Combatting Extremism with Media Literacy Education with Maria Ranieri, University of Florence, Italy. We will discuss strategies for advancing knowledge about how media literacy may address the rise of extremism in Europe. Maria will introduce her new book, “Populism, Media and Education. Challenging Discrimination in Contemporary Digital Societies." By sharing ideas about how interdisciplinary approaches to research on young people's online experiences combine with innovative educational approaches, we hope to combat extremism against minorities and groups at risk of social exclusion in Europe. You can register here.