Latvijas Kultūras akadēmija

A conference on professional improvement “FAME: Film and Media for Education” for general education teachers were held in Tallinn on 10 and 11 January 2019.

It was organised by the Baltic film and Media School of the University of Tallinn in co-operation with the National School of Films of the Latvian Academy of Culture and colleagues from Estonia, Lithuania, Finland and Denmark. The venue was the Baltic Film and Media School of the University of Tallinn and the Tallinn’s Museum of Cinema. With support of the British Council Latvia, 15 teachers from Latvia could participate in the conference.

The objective of this conference was to promote film and media literacy in the work of general education teachers, as well as to inspire teachers not only to use these innovative teaching methods by themselves, but also to become Ambassadors of the film and media literacy at their schools, cities, countries.

The conference focus was mainly on creative workshops that let teachers acquire knowledge on how to integrate the film and media literacy in the study process, thereby promoting skills of the 21st century to their pupils. In practical activities, participants could listen to such field experts as John Potter from London University College, Claus Noer Hjorth from the Danish Film Institute and Marjo Koven and Hell Metsatahti from Koulukino in Finland.

The Conference was organised within the project “Media Literacy, Reuse and Heritage in Education” of the Nordplus Horizontal programme.