Hania Bociek talks about her experience in the Image Conference in Athens

1. What did you enjoy about The Image Conference?
The fact that I was surrounded by colleagues from all over the world who share my conviction that culture, and especially visual culture of all sorts, is a meaningful way to acquire and develop both language skills and an awareness of world issues.
2. How was The Image Conference different from other conferences you’ve been to?
The same as above: everyone was linked by this strand focusing on images. All other issues were subordinate. The specific location of the conference meant that our visual strand was also extended to include issues of immigration
(Will Brussels include a specific strand around the European Dream, I wonder ?!)
3. What were the main discussion points to arise in The Image Conference?
How to make our teaching and learning meaningful, to make them include real cultural material, as opposed to being the technical transmission of language; how to raise awareness of pressing global issues
4. Are there any innovations to the format of the Image Conference that you would like to see in the future?

Possibly a Plenary at the beginning, as well as the lovely Welcome part.
I greatly appreciated the Closing Informal Lunch, as chance to talk and mix.

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