The Knowledge Mediation Research Group (Groupe de Recherche en Médiation des Savoirs - GReMS) held its first doctoral Summer School on Media Literacy and Media Education Research on September 12th, 13th and 14th, 2016.
The 2016 summer school was the first edition of what became the ReDMIL doctoral summer school - Research on Digital, Media and Information Literacy
Detailed information about the 2016 Summer School is available on the French version of this website.
The goal of this summer school was to allow PhD students engaged in a doctoral research in the field of media literacy or media education:
to benefit from the expertise of renowned researchers in their field, though theoretical and methodological presentations;
to present their own research to an audience composed of these experts, as well as other PhD students and researchers;
to work collectively to the enhancement of their research work with other participants;
to improve their knowledge of the research undertaken by their peers.
The Summer School was structured around the four following themes:
Theme #1: Research questions and theoretical frameworks: "Media Education and Media Literacy: how can we ask relevant research questions today?"
Theme #2: Methods of Media Literacy Research: "Observing media uses, defining media competences: converging or conflicting approaches?"
Theme #3: Methods of Media Education Research: "Evaluating media education programs and practices: methods and challenges"
Theme #4: Research Valorisation: "Designing media Education and Media Literacy reserach with high societal impact"
A half workday was dedicated to each of these themes, starting with two plenary talks by invited experts, and followed by a workshop focused on the research work of the participating PhD students, exploring them from the perspectives developed in the plenary talks.
The Summer School also allowed for numerous informal interactions between experts, researchers and PhD students.
As the Summer School was held both in French and in English, proficiency in French was required for participation.
June 15th, 2016: new deadline for the call for applications
July 5th, 2016: notification to the applicants
September 12th-13th-14th, 2016: Summer School