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3 March 2020 | Valencia

Therese Schedifka - research associate at S2BMRC and PhD candidate at FH Münster and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) contributed to the 14th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference in Valencia, Spain. She presented data from her PhD project at the conference which was hosted by IATED, the International Academy of Technology, Education and Development. More than 700 Experts from 80 countries displayed and discussed their work in oral, poster and interactive panels.

During her session, concerning media literacy in education, she received valuable comments from leading scientists in the fields of education, technology and development. Worldwide well-known experts in education like Guy Glaxton (University of Winchester and King's College London, UK) and Yong Zhao (University of Kansas, USA) opened the conference with keynotes about the future of education and today's challenges in passing knowledge to students, practitioners and interested lay audiences. Shifting current pedagogical attitudes appeared to be one of the main topics at the conference.

Therese's PhD Project is about digital science communication of social sciences and the humanities. She focuses on the concept of risk in communication from the perspective of scientists. With a combination of different qualitative methods she aims to understand communication obstacles and barriers. One of her research findings so far: "The question is not anymore, if we should communicate scientific knowledge to audiences outside the scientific community but further how we can manage a fruitful and respectful discussion about relevant issues in society."

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