The 60-minute L.A.B. Sessions [Learn|Access|Build] can provide a one-off interactive opportunity to focus students on a social issue or act as the starting point for a project-based learning opportunity, in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge.
As a registered STEM Ambassador with STEMNET, all my educational sessions are linked to the ‘Technology‘ section of the curriculum’s Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) strand.
Also, all sessions aim to raise young people’s aspirations and highlight pathways to accessing careers in the media sector – The Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Career Guidance.
The theme of workshops/talks/sessions/seminars have included:
- Be a documentarian……document life
- ‘How to’ use the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Can documentary film influence change?
- Digital storytelling
- Documenting media and archiving
- Citizens Journalism and its impact
- Safety online
- Who do you ‘trust’ to tell you the ‘truth’?
- Conflict Media and the changing role of conflict reportage
- Environmental or ‘green’ crimes and the SDGs
Research Associate memberships include:
1. Media Discourse Centre – De Montfort University
2. Global Peace & Transitional Justice Research Group – De Montfort University
4. Institute of Creative Technology (IOCT) – De Montfort University
The list below highlights some of the organizations where sessions have taken place:
- De Montfort University (DMU)
- University of Leicester
- Loughborough University
- University of Sheffield
- University of Derby
- University of West Scotland (UWS)
- Birmingham City University (BCU)
- American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP), Cambodia
- Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand
- Srinakharinwirot University (SWU), Bangkok, Thailand
- Leicester College
- Regent College
- Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College
- Groby Community College
- Secondary schools
- Primary schools