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Media Education, ICTs, and the Cultivation of Engaged Citizenship

What forms of knowledge and what kinds of competencies are required to use media in the 21st century?  Technical know-how is not enough.  How do people learn to use media and new communication technologies in intelligent, informed ways as resources for learning, expression, and connection?  The field of media education has extensive curricula aimed at helping young people to develop these capacities.  Based on his research with elementary and secondary teachers, Lipton examines some of the obstacles and opportunities in media education approaches for the cultivation of engaged citizenship.

 

Re-Generation: Envisioning New Relations to Media, Civics, Work, & Learning

This Knowledge Futures Forum considers the impact of generational differences for learning, working, and being civically engaged in the 21st century.

Knowledge Futures Forum | Emory University | October 20-21, 2011
Goizueta Business School, Emory University, Boynton Auditorium, Room  E130

Using Social Media to Build Lipton’s Research Database: Weekly Updates for 2011-10-16

Knowledge Futures Forum, Emory University

Knowledge Futures Forum, Emory University, October 20-21, 2011

Goizueta Business School, Emory University, Boynton Auditorium, Room  E130

 

Re-Generation: Envisioning New Relations to Media, Civics, Work, & Learning

This Knowledge Futures Forum considers the impact of generational differences for learning, working, and being civically engaged in the 21st century.

Thursday October 20th

4:00  Opening Remarks by Benn Konsynski and Provost Earl Lewis

4:30  Positioning the Idea of Re-Generation Debra Vidali (Anthropology, Emory University)

5:30  Media and Civic (Dis)Engagement: Generational Divides and Prospects

A discussion on the connections between media &  civic engagement.  How do various media formats and forums both hinder and enable civic engagement?   Is the media-democracy relationship broken?  To what degree is the ‘decline of serious journalism’ a reality, and how might this issue play out differently among different generations, or in different international contexts?  What are the promises and prospects for using new (& old) media for renewed civic engagement?

Panelists:   Mark Lipton (School of English and Theatre Studies, University of Guelph, Canada); Mark Bauerlein (English, Emory University); Sam Cherribi (Sociology, Emory University); Sissel McCarthy (Journalism, Emory University).   Moderator: Hank Klibanoff (James M. Cox, Jr. Professor of Journalism, Emory University)

8:00  Film Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture

Friday October 21st

8:30  Welcome & Overview

9:00  Media Education, ICTs, and the Cultivation of Engaged Citizenship Mark Lipton (School of English and Theatre Studies, University of Guelph, Canada)

What forms of knowledge and what kinds of competencies are required to use media in the 21st century?  Technical know-how is not enough.  How do people learn to use media and new communication technologies in intelligent, informed ways as resources for learning, expression, and connection?  The field of media education has extensive curricula aimed at helping young people to develop these capacities.  Based on his research with elementary and secondary teachers, Lipton examines some of the obstacles and opportunities in media education approaches for the cultivation of engaged citizenship.

10:15  Talk’n Bout Re-Generation: Disruptive Patterns in Work and Learning

An overview of generational workplace considerations, followed by a lively discussion among business professionals representing Millennials, Gen Xers, and Boomers.  What are the significant cross-generational interactions and challenges?  What are the new prospects and opportunities that emerge from the changing face of the workforce?  Topics include: communication styles, feedback and assessment, use and adoption of technologies, and work/life/career expectations.

Panelists: Chad Thayer 11BBA (Goizueta Scholar; Summer Associate, Kurt Salmon Capital Advisors), Dan Pious 12MBA (formerly with New England Financial; $1 million winner, The Amazing Race 16), Renu Kulkarni (Founder and Executive Director, FutureMedia, Georgia Institute of Technology; former Vice President of Technology Partnerships, Motorola), Chip Gross (Client Partner, Razorfish; former Marketing Manager, UPS), and Gail Norris (Director, Industry Solutions Division, Siemens Industry Inc.).  Moderator: Andrea Hershatter (Goizueta Business School, Emory University)

11:45  Collaboration and Creativity in the Remix Era: Knowledge Futures for the University of the 21st Century

A discussion of how disruptive technology might be used to revolutionize higher education.  How do technological advances afford new possibilities to experiment with the very shape, structure, and content of the university?  What are some of the diverse and possibly competing visions of higher education in the twenty-first century?  What does generation mean in this context?

Speaker:  Richard DeMillo, Director Center for 21st Century Universities (Georgia Institute of Technology).  Respondents:  Rosemary Magee (Vice President and Secretary, Emory University; Chair, Creativity: Art and Innovation); Steve Everett (Director, Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, Emory University); Benn Konsynski (George S. Craft Professor of Business Administration, Goizueta Business School, Emory University)

12:45  Concluding Comments Kevin Corrigan (Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts, Emory University)

Location:  Goizueta Business School, Emory University.  Boynton Auditorium, Room E130.  This event is free and open to the public, but guests must register online by Wednesday, October 19.   For more information:  Halle Institute for Global Learning and  RE-GENERATION Initiative on Facebook

Sponsors: Claus M. Halle Institute for Global Learning ● Goizueta Business School ● Re-Generation Initiative ● Film and Media Studies ● Office of University-Community Partnerships ● Center for Faculty Development and Excellence ● Division of Educational Studies ● French and Italian Studies ● Emory Critical Media Literacy Group ● Hightower Fund

Using Social Media to Build Lipton’s Research Database: Weekly Updates for 2011-10-02

  • Looking forward to Natalie Jeremijenko’s “Flightpath” at City Hall. #nuitblanc #topprize #
  • Knowledge Futures Forum @Goizueta Business School, Emory University, Thursday, October 20–Friday, October 21 http://t.co/B8Hsg4sG #
  • Re-Generation: Envisioning New Relations to Media, Civics, Work, and Learning http://t.co/0MaCQpLV #