All Are Welcome Here: Using Media Education to Support Diversity and Inclusion
Radisson Blu Hotel, 1 Leonard St, Perth PH2 8HE
Saturday 20th May, 2023
According to Education Scotland, "Scotland’s ‘needs led’ and rights based educational system is designed to be an inclusive one for all children and young people in Scottish schools." The ongoing incorporation of the UNCRC into Scots Law and the fact Scotland is the first country in the world to embed LGBT inclusive education signals that this is being taken seriously at a policy level. At a more personal level, we welcome broader and diverse perspectives which help create a greater sense of belonging, welcome and safety in our educational establishments and in our society.
As educators, we are all aware of the power of media to influence behaviours and attitudes, through representations both positive and negative, stereotypical and non-stereotypical. We are also aware that media education, both through studying texts and being involved in practical activities, helps learners interrogate these representations and enables them to contribute their own voices in a powerful and accessible way. The AMES Conference 2023 hopes that by aiding educators to develop their skills and access new ideas for teaching and learning, we can all do our bit to make sure "All are welcome here".
Time for Inclusive Education delivered the keynote. This award winning charity believes in taking "an educational approach to tackling homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic bullying and prejudice in schools." They provide resources as well as work with teachers, students and teaching students to embed LGBT education in Scottish schools. Find out more at https://www.tie.scot/
AMES CONFERENCE 2019: MEDIATOPIA: UTOPIA & DYSTOPIA IN MEDIA AND SOCIETY
The 2019 Conference took place on Saturday 23rd November 2019 at the University of Edinburgh's St Leonards's building again. AMES gratefully acknowledges the support of Creative Scotland
RESOURCES FROM CONFERENCE
SQA Media Course Overview (PPT)
BBC Young Reporter links (DOC)
Teaching "Society (PPT)
RESOURCES FROM PREVIOUS AMES CONFERENCES
The substantial resources from the 2017 conference and previous events are available at the members only password-protected resources page.