Radio and TV as Learning Resources Conference


How can radio and television producers make educational programming?

How can educators make use of radio and television programming as learning resources?

How can we dovetail these two approaches?

This conference takes place in Dublin on Saturday 7th November 2015 will seek to answer these questions. Come along, learn about what is happening in this field, have your say and help create opportunities and collaborations. The focus of the conference will be on an exchange of views and experiences between media and education practitioners to explore how community media can produce social benefit type content, of a broadly educational nature.

This event is primarily aimed at primary, secondary, third level and adult & community educators, as well as radio and tv educational producers, and community media activists.

Radio and TV as Learning Resources is being hosted by Near FM, part of Near Media Co-op, broadcaster of community radio and television in Dublin, to mark its 20th anniversary.

The event will be opened by Dr Pauric Travers, Chairperson Broadcasting Authority Ireland, (BAI).

Speakers include:

  • Gail Henry, RTÉ Lyric FM Educational Outreach Project;
  • Peter Hussey, Associate lecturer at NUIM and Director of Crooked House;
  • Debbie Hutchinson, Near FM volunteer and producer of S&V funded series ‘Novels, Plays and School Days’;
  • Mary-Elaine Tynan, secondary teacher, Trinity educationalist and educational consultant with RTÉ Radio 1 Documentary on One.
  • Peter Kelly, Near TV, Director of 10 part S&V funded series ‘Science Investigators’;
  • Tony Daly, 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World, St. Cronan’s B.N.S., Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland;
  • Rob Carr, DCTV and Cultivate, producer of ‘Power Down’, 10 part series on the transition movement (sustainable and environmental series).
  • Alicia McGivern, Head of Education, Irish Film Institute, IfI;
  • David Cotter, NCAD, co-ordinator for the Future Creators project and the Digital Pathways project. (After schools programme exploring aspects of coding, film-making, animation and other related digital media with teenagers from Dublin 8.)
  • Leticia Agudo, Course Leader, BA in Video & Film Production, Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE) & University of Wolverhampton.

See Full Agenda

Panel discussions and workshops will be across a range of subject areas including environment, development education, media literacy, civics and global issues.  Workshops will address what a successful project looks like and how to identify collaborators.

This event (9.30am – 3.30pm) takes place at Teachers Club (Club Na Múinteoirí), 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1. See location plan here.

Read the full agenda here (link to be inserted on full agenda once finalised).

Places are limited.  You must register in advance.  The event is free of charge.

This conference is organised by Near Media Co-op and is funded by the BAI, under the BAI Ancillary Measures fund.

Email: for more information.

We look forward to your contribution on the day.