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.
Youth 2.0 Workshop at the University of Antwerp, Belgium
Watch a screencast of Renee's keynote, "When Literacy Goes Digital: Meeting the Needs of the Youngest Learners with Digital and Media Literacy." On March 22, 2013, Renee Hobbs was the closing keynote speaker for "Youth 2.0: Connecting, Sharing and Empowering? Affordances, Uses and Risks of Social Media," an international, multidisciplinary scientific workshop at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.
This two-day workshop examined questions related to children’s, adolescents’ and emerging adults’ use of social media in general and social network sites in particular. This international meeting consisted of keynote lectures, presentations in parallel sessions and debates by senior and junior scholars. The aim of the conference was to offer scholars a platform to present their research and exchange thoughts about their research findings. Learn more about the conference here.