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Professor emeritus David Buckingham: “Media education in the age of digital capitalism”

Tid: 2020-05-19 10:15 -- 2020-05-19 12:00
Plats: Orkanen, D 222
Målgrupp: Alla intresserade

With the advent of digitization, our social lives have become increasingly mediated: as well as being central to politics, culture and the economy, digital media are now embedded in our everyday social and intimate relationships. This poses some fundamental challenges for educators. In this talk, I will suggest that we need to move beyond the emphasis on self-regulation that has become apparent in communications policy, and the superficial ideas about digital skills and internet safety to which it gives rise. I will propose that we should take a broader, more critical approach to the rise of ‘digital capitalism’, and to the ubiquity of digital media in daily life. What’s needed is a more ambitious and coherent approach to teaching about culture and communication much more broadly. However, I will also point to some of the challenges and constraints of implementing this approach in the current context of educational policy-making.


About the lecturer
David Buckingham is Emeritus Professor of Media and Communications at Loughborough University, UK, and a Visiting Professor at King’s College London. His research has focused on children and young people’s interactions with electronic media, and on media literacy education. He has directed more than 25 research projects on these issues, and been a consultant for bodies such as UNESCO, the United Nations, the European Commission, Ofcom, and the UK government. His website and blog are at: www.davidbuckingham.net.

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