Carmen Herrero Talks about her Experience at the Image Conference in Lisbon


Dr Carmen Herrero, Principal Lecturer in Hispanic Studies and Director of the Research group FLAME (Film, Languages and Media in Education) at the Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) comments on her experience at the Image Conference in Lisbon.

What did you enjoy about The Image Conference?

The friendly atmosphere, excellent organization, very good presentations.

 How was The Image Conference different from other conferences you’ve been to?

Higher number of participants (positive but challenging to choose which presentation to attend)

 Sum up your talk briefly.

 The overall goal of my presentation was to consider different approaches to promote Intercultural Communicative competence through the use of film and short films in English/and other languages. The pedagogical model outlined in my presentation took into account the changes in the concept of the term literacy due to the new social, cultural and technological practices, and captures the paramount importance of multimodal communication and Media Literacy in learning and teaching English as a foreign language.

 What were the main discussion points to arise in The Image Conference?

  • The value of film projects
  • Intercultural competence and global citizenship
  • Flipped learning
  • Communities of practice
  • Critical thinking skills


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