Professor Antonio López Gives Keynote Speech at International Conference

JCU Assistant Professor of Communications and Media Studies, Antonio López, gave the keynote speech at the Open University of Catalunya in Barcelona at the second International Conference on Media Education and Digital Competence – Ludoliteracy, Collective Creation and Learning on November 15.

Professor López presented the talk, “Greening the Media Literacy Ecosystem: Towards a 21st Century Pedagogy.”

Here is the abstract of Professor López’s talk:
Is media education using 19th century thinking in a 21st century environment? Connecting communication theory, ecology, media studies, digital pedagogy and ecoliteracy, this keynote bridges media literacy and education for sustainability to reconceptualize the field of media education. The aim is to transition from 19th century industrialism in standard media education practices to a holistic media education approach based on media ecosystems.

Professor López designed the groundbreaking media literacy and health CDROM “Merchants of Culture,” and has authored hundreds of articles. He contributed to the MacArthur Foundation’s series, Digital Learning in the 21st Century, and authored a book on media education, Mediacology: A Multicultural Approach to Media Literacy in the 21st Century (Peter Lang). He teaches the courses: Media, Culture and Society, Digital Media Culture, Advanced Communications Theory, Media and the Environment, and Media Ethics.

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