My Media Playground - International media education seminar

Lokakuu 15, 2012 - 11:13, Laura Sillanpää

The Finnish Society on Media Education would like to invite You to an international media education seminar 14.–15.2.2013 in Tampere, Finland. The topic of the seminar is 0–12-year old children's media use, media skills and best practices of media education.

During two days we will discuss the evaluation and spreading of best practices, children's participation and multiculturalism in media education as well as other current topics on children's media culture. The topic will be examined from different perspectives covering both the formal and non-formal field. The program consists of keynote lectures, presentations and panel discussions. The seminar is aimed at experts planning media education strategies, policies and materials for children up to 12 years old and other experts in the field.  

Keynote lectures will be held by Professor of Education, PhD Jackie Marsh, University of Sheffield and PhD Reijo Kupiainen, Adjunct Professor (Media Education) Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Professor (Theory of Visual Culture) Aalto University.  

The finalised program of the seminar can be found here.

Information on the speakers and panelists here.

No participation fee. The participants have to pay their own travel and hotel expenses. Registration starts 15 October and ends 15 January 2013. Limited amount of places. Binding registration.  

Register by sending an email to

As you register please inform the listed details below:

1. Your name, title and organisation
2. Email address and phone number
3. Possible food allergies

Detailed information will be sent out to participants after registration.


Participants can choose to attend one of the three panel discussions below:
- Families and media
- Children as content creators and participants
- New fields of media education

Call for papers for the panels has now ended. We thank all who submitted their papers. You can expect to hear from us by 19 December.

For further information contact:
Hanna Wahlman, Finnish society on Media Education
+358 50 501 7330

Organisers: Finnish Society on Media Education in cooperation with Mannerheim League for Child Welfare, Save the Children Finland, Finnish Centre for Media Education and Audiovisual Media and University of Tampere

The seminar is organised with the support of the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.


Helmikuu 14, 2013 (Koko päivä) - Helmikuu 15, 2013 (Koko päivä)
Lokakuu 15, 2012 (Koko päivä) - Tammikuu 15, 2013 (Koko päivä)
Tampere city Library Metso, Tampere, Finland
Kartta (Google maps): 

The Finnish Society on Media Education together with the Finnish Centre for Media Education & Audiovisual Media, the Mannerheim League for Child Welfare, Save the Children Finland & University of Tampere


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