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Images Educate: How Young People Learn Through Digital Images

Images Educate: How Young People Learn Through Digital Images


April 22, 2015, 10 a.m.–5:15 p.m.

11.03.2015, Berlin | The smartphone has become a staple communication tool for youth, the consumption and production of digital images an everyday part of their lives. However, the potential especially of moving images for the education sector has been largely untapped. As part of the Berlin Foundations Week, the German Children and Youth Foundation, the Schering Stiftung, and the Brandenburg Gate Foundation invite you to a conference entitled “Images Educate: How Young People Learn Through Digital Images,” at the Max Liebermann Haus in Berlin on April 22, to discuss how to systematically harness the visual and media skills of young people in learning settings. We would be delighted if you marked the date in your calendar.

More than ever before, the lives of young people are defined by new digital possibilities. Young people, however, are not just interested in online entertainment, they also use the web to research school assignments and projects. To them, text-heavy websites such as Wikipedia are less attractive and often simply unintelligible. That’s why they search for information in the forums they are familiar with, such as Facebook and YouTube.

Even though the everyday life of young people is heavily defined by images, this has not yet influenced the design of formal learning settings. Using videos in art classes or developing explanation videos in physics usually takes place, if at all, in the context of isolated project days.

The conference “Images Educate: How Young People Learn Through Digital Images” aims to foster the dialogue between educators and image and media scientists and provide insight into where the two disciplines overlap. The focus is on the opportunities and challenges of harnessing young people’s affinity for visual images more strongly and more systematically for learning purposes.

While the morning – three lectures followed by a discussion – focuses on theory, the afternoon is devoted to the analysis of different video projects which will be presented by the makers and initiators themselves.

Images Educate: How Young People Learn Through Digital Images

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Max Liebermann Haus
of the Brandenburg Gate Foundation
Pariser Platz 7
10117 Berlin


Admission is free. The conference language is German.

We kindly ask you to register by April 15, 2015 at

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