EMPATIC Final Conference European Meeting on Media and Information Literacy Education (EMMILE) 27-‐29 February 2012 This project has been funded with support from the European Commission
EMPATIC Final Conference European Meeting on Media and Information Literacy Education (EMMILE) 27 – 29 February 2012 Brief report 1. Background Following the political unrest and uncertainty in Greece, the PMB took a unanimous decision to look for a new host country for the EMPATIC Final Conference. Using the stakeholders database, two possibilities emerged: an international conference Literacy and Society, Culture, Media, & Education being hosted by Ghent University and an event entitled European Meeting on Media and Information Literacy Education, an idea and proposed joint initiative on a number of European bodies but at the time had not focussed directly on preparing a programme. EMPATIC was able to bring substance to both organisers at the same time as opening both events to EMPATIC stakeholders. 2. Management and Organisation The organisation of EMMILE became a multipartnership, including (in alphabetical order): LAIB è lassociazione professionale dei bibliotecari italiani, EMPATIC, Goethe-‐Institut Mailand, iASL (International association of School Libraries), IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations), IFLA Information Literacy (IL) Section, IFLA SL (School Library), Network of Collaboration Between Europe & Latin American-‐Caribbean countries (NeCoBELAC), Regione Lombardia, Ufficio scolastico per la Lombardia and UNESCO. 3. Programme A copy of the full programme is attached at Appendix 1. In brief, was a joint three day meeting that, through a set of joint initiatives, aimed at exploring theory, practice and policy in Media and Information Literacy Education in different contexts The final day of the programme (Wednesday 29 February) was devoted to discussing and finalizing EMPATIC recommendations. 4. Participants Wide publicity through the EMPATIC database was undertaken to try to ensure a fully represented participation. A list of attendees is attached at Appendix 2. A total of 156 people registered for the conference, of whom125 signed in and participated (31 name badges were not collected). 5. Conclusions From the point of view of EMPATIC the conference was highly successful. Each sector of EMPATIC was represented and discussion on all days was extremely lively and participatory. Participants were especially interested in the aim of EMPATIC and articulated a wish to be kept informed of developments and also to form new partnerships. Each of the sector and general recommendations were presented, discussed and finalized. The results are available on the EMPATIC website at http://empat-‐ic.eu/eng/Findings-‐Recommendations
APPENDIX 1 EMPATIC Final Conference European Meeting on Media and Information Literacy Education (EMMILE)incorporating “IASL Regional Meeting – Europe”, “IFLA SLRC Section Midterm Meeting”, “IASL- IFLA Joint Steering Committee Meeting” and EMPATIC Final Conference Milan, 27 – 29 February 2012 PROGRAMME (Versione italiana qui) Feb. 27, 2012 “Raising the 21st Century Citizen”8.00 Registration, conference material and welcome coffee9.30 Welcome: Regione Lombardia – Greetings: Stefano Parise (Presidente AIB), Ulrich Braeß(Direttore Goethe-Institut Mailand), Randi Lundvall (IFLA SLRC Chair), Giuseppe Colosio(Direttore Ufficio Scolastico Regionale per la Lombardia), Gianni Puglisi (Presidente UNESCO-CNI)10.00 Introduction EMMILE in Libraries (and beyond) Luisa Marquardt (Università “Roma Tre”,Roma, Italy - Director Europe for IASL)10.15 (Digital) Citizenship and Libraries in Europe Aldo Pirola (Direttore Settore Biblioteche.Comune di Milano / Eblida Executive Committee)10.45 Information Literacy: Global Trends Albert Boekhorst (IFLA IL Section, Brazil)11.15 Challenges of Educational Reform in Germany and the Potential Role of Information LiteracyAlexander Botte (German Institute for International Educational Research, Frankfurt am Main,Germany)11.45 Media and Information Literacy (MIL) as a composite concept: • The UNESCO model MIL curriculum for school teachers Alton Grizzle (UNESCO, Paris) • UNESCO MIL Indicators Irmgarda Kasinskaite-Buddeberg (UNESCO, Paris)12.45 Discussion13.00 Buffet Lunch14.00 Panel on Information Literacy* development and training in educational contexts:creating knowledgeable and critical 21st century citizensIntroduction and Coordination: Lourense Das*IL is here a generic term for teaching and learning how to search, locate, use and evaluateinformation through multiple mediaPanellists: Sirje Virkus (Tallinn University, Estonia), Mihaela Banek Zorica (Zadar University,Croatia), Dianne Oberg (Alberta University, Canada), Vincent Liquête (Universitè “Montesquieu”,
Bordeaux, France), Albert Boekhorst (IFLA IL), Maria Xanthoudaki (“Leonardo da Vinci” ScienceMuseum, Milan, Italy)16.15 IASL Regional Meeting: EuropeCoordination: Luisa Marquardt (Director Europe for IASL)17.15 Discussion and closing remarks *********** Feb. 28, 20128.30 Welcome Coffee “Information Literacy: a Bridge between School and University in a Lifelong Learning Perspective”9.30 Session Introduction and Coordination:Information Literacy: Another Opportunity taken away from Libraries? Carla Basili (Ceris/ConsiglioNazionale delle Ricerche – CNR, Italy/EMPATIC HE Sector)9.45 “Yes, we can” – five libraries working together for the target group pupils Naoka Werr(Universitätsbibliothek Regensubrg, Germany)10.15 Linking School and University through Information Literacy Education Laura Ballestra(LIUC, Castellanza, Varese, Italy – IFLA IL Section)10.45 Transliteracy and the evolution of the French “professeur-documentaliste” Anne Lehmans(Universitè Montesquieu, IUFM, Bordeaux, France)11.15 School Librarians’ Education and Training in Bozen for new literacies Patrizia Caleffi-Liebner (Province of Bozen, Bozen, Italy)11.45 New competencies for the teacher-librarian Barbara Schultz-Jones (College of Information,University of North Texas, USA)12.15 Information Literacy Education: School and Public Libraries Collaboration Maria JoséVitorino (Portugal)12.45 Discussion13.00 Buffet LunchMIL-Lab: Laboratory on Media and Information Literacy through Poster DiscussionThis interactive session aims at presenting the posters submitted to EMMILE in order to stimulatedebate, reflections and critical evaluation in view of future collaboration.14.00 Poster Session Introduction and Coordination: Paola De Castro (Istituto Superiore di Sanità –ISS, Italy)14.15 Poster Presentations
16.45 Discussion and closing remarks ********** Feb. 29, 2012 “Media and Information Literacy Education in Different Contexts and Sectors”8.30 Welcome Coffee9.30 Session Introduction and Coordination: Monika Krakowska (EMPATIC)9.45 Information Literacy as aTransversal Competency Serap Kurbanoglu (Turkey)10.30 Strategies to produce and disseminate information in public health. The experience of theNECOBELAC project in Europe and Latin America Paola De Castro - Daniela Marsili (IstitutoSuperiore di Sanità, Italy)11.00 Information literacy in differente sectors: a view from Russia Natalia Gendina (Kemerovo StateUniversity, Russia / IFLA IL Section)11.30 EMPATIC: putting the needs of learners first in Information LiteracyRob Davies (MDR)12.15 Presentation of Workshop Sessions and Formation of Break-out Groups Carol Priestley(EMPATIC)12.30 Discussion 13.00-14.00 Buffet Lunch MIL experiences & policy: workshop validating the final recommendations of the EMPATIC Project14.00 Break out groups to:- discuss the results and recommendations for each sector, and further- develop recommendations from each sectorEMPATIC docs for each sector are available for public consultation here or under each specificentry (sector), as follows.- School Sector – Facilitator: Dr. Monika Krakowska (EMPATIC/Institute of Information andLibrary Science, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland). See docs: • EMPATIC_IL_Schools Sector-one pager • EMPATIC_IL_Schools Sector-recommendations • Please, post your comments here: http://emmile.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/empatic-school- sector/ or mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.- Higher Education – Facilitator: Carla Basili (EMPATIC HE Sector/Ceris/ConsiglioNazionale delle Ricerche – CNR, Italy) • EMPATIC_IL_Higher Education-one pager • EMPATIC_IL_Higher Education Sector-recommendations • Please, post your comments here: http://emmile.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/empatic-higher- education/or mail them to email@example.com.
- Adult Education /Lifelong Learning - Facilitators: Anthi Katsirikou(EMPATIC/University of Piraeus, Greece), Aris Meletiou and ChristosSkiadas (EMPATIC/Technical University of Crete, Greece) • EMPATIC_IL_Adult Education Sector_one pager • EMPATIC_IL_Adult Education Sector-recommendations • Please, post your comments here: http://emmile.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/empatic-adult- education-lifelong-learning/ or mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.- Vocational Education & Training - Facilitator: Bulent Yilmaz (EMPATIC/TurkishLibrarians’ Association, Turkey). See docs: • EMPATIC_IL_VET one pager • EMPATIC_IL_VET Sector-recommendations • Please, post your comments here: http://emmile.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/empatic-vet- sector/ or mail them to email@example.com Feedback from each Group and Refinement of Final Recommendations chaired by MonikaKrakowska17.00 EMMILE Poster Award17.15 Closing remarks
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