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Fairfield University's Graduate School of Education & Allied Professions offers several workshops and special, intensive classes in Counselor Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Technology, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychology, and Special Education throughout the year. All programs are on campus or at the Fairfield University Bookstore in Fairfield, CT.
To learn more, contact:
Janine Huber, GSEAP Dean's Office
(203) 254-4000, ext. 2140
Please note: If you would like to take a course for graduate course credit, you must be an accepted student or apply for non-matriculated status which allows you to earn up to six credits. Please read our policies for more information.
|Friday, March 21, 2014
8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fairfield University Dolan School of Business
Media Literacy Research Symposium
Call for Papers/Proposals
Submission open from November 15, 2013 to January 2, 2014
Keynote Speaker - Douglas Rushkoff
Who should submit?
Accepted in the following formats:
Media Literacy Research is a growing field with a need for developing and increasing the research within it. With this conference we hope to shorten the present gap by filling it with works from current scholars, new researchers, graduate students, educators and others who have a vested interest in opening this field and moving it forward all over the world. Anticipated strands of focus:
Strand 1: Media Literacy: Past, Present, and Future
Papers in this strand will explore the growth of media literacy through a historical lens, looking at the past to understand the foundations of the field, and what they mean for the future.
Strand 2: Digital Media and Learning
Papers in this strand will explore perspectives on how learning is evolving in technological contexts and what tools and platforms are facilitating this change.
Strand 3: Global Perspectives
Papers in this strand will explore the role of media literacy as it has developed in international scope and focus in recent decades. Facilitated largely by new digital technologies and social platforms, how students learn about the role of media in their daily lives must necessarily include global perspectives.
Strand 4: Education Training, Policy and Digital Citizenship
Papers in this strand will explore how media literacy can be a voice in policy discussions on municipal and national levels. Creating media literacy policy has become an important aspect of the growth of learning in developing curriculums nationally and internationally. Along with policy has been the increased discussion on digital citizenship, Internet safety, cyberbullying and cybersecurity, as they have become increasingly important topics both in and out of schools.
Strand 5: Public Spaces and Civic Activism
Papers in this strand will explore the opportunities that media literacy provides for lifelong education and vibrant spaces for the public to engage with media in informal learning environments, including but not limited to libraries, museums, parks, and community centers. Whether its healthy lifestyles, political voice, or more production skills, these are all in the context of helping enable stronger, more critical and analytical voices. Thus, this calls for media literacy explorations that involve the notion of the active citizen as their outcome.
Friday, May 2, 2014
Speakers: Drs. Harry Aponte and Marlene Watson
Presented by Fairfield Univerisity's Marriage and Family Therapy Department in partnership with Fairfield Child and Family Guidance Center
Join us for a 6-hour workshop led by renowned clinicians and authors Drs. Harry Aponte and Marlene Watson. Dr. Aponte is known for his work in Structural Family Therapy, in collaboration with Salvador Minuchin at the Philadelphia Child Guidance center. Dr. Aponte has a private practice in Philadelphia. He also is a clinical associate professor in Drexel University's Couple & Family Therapy Department. Marlene F. Watson, Ph.D. is associate professor and the former Department Chair in Couple and Family Therapy at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She is the author of the e-book, Facing the Black Shadow, and a licensed couple and family therapist. Dr. Watson is the 2004-2005 recipient of the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship.
The workshop will focus on the use of self, and training process for maximizing the effectiveness of the use of self in therapy. The presentation will also offer guidelines for supervising therapists on the use of their own person in their work as well as the importance of race as a critical component in therapy and supervision.