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28 febbraio 2018

How do youngsters learn? The transmedia literacy conference in Barcelona

Translation by Giulia Lombardo

The transmedia literacy conference is going to take place in the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona from 22 to 24 March. Indire is partner of this international event aiming at sharing research results and best practices on the relationship between teenagers and new media.

The event is going to pull together researchers from Europe, Latin America and Australia active in the media, innovation and education sectors. During the conference the theme of informal learning among youngsters in their daily interaction with the media is going to be examined in depth through papers, presentations and workshops. The aim is to transfer this practice into forma teaching at school.

Renowned academics, such as David Buckingham, Sonia Livingstone, Alejandro Piscitelli, are going to take part in the conference. The results of the Horizon 2020 project Transmedia Literacy will be also discussed. The project has delved into these themes for three years in 7 countries (in Italy the research was coordinated by the University of Turin and Indire).

The aim of the project is to understand how youngsters learn new things and abilities “spontaneously” when they are not at school. Once these informal learning strategies had been identified, the team of researchers applied them to some activities to be carried out at school. The conference in Barcellona will be also the occasion to present the results and launch the teacher kit, an online environment for teachers who want to experiment non-traditional teaching practices mixing formal and informal learning through new media.

Registration to the Transmedia Literacy conference is free and can be done at this link https://transmedialiteracy.org/the-conference/general-registration

The conference is also on Twitter!

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