July 2018 SIETAR Kansai A Workshop for Media Literacy: Deciphering the Term, “Foreigners” as Reported by the Media

7月. 07, 2018

July 2018 SIETAR Kansai

A Workshop for Media Literacy:
Deciphering the Term, “Foreigners” as Reported by the Media

Presenter: ​Tomoyuki Tajima (Educator)
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Date: ​Sunday, July 29, 2018 (2:00pm~5:00pm)

Place: ​Takatsuki Shiritsu Shogai Gakushu Center, 3rd floor, Room 1
​​(10 minutes walk from JR Takatsuki station or Hankyu Takatsuki-shi Station. ​​​https://www.google.com/maps/place/Takatsuki+City+Lifelong+Learning+Center/@34.8471,135.6208698,1 ​​6z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xc87f56cef9be930!8m2!3d34.8465365!4d135.6174151
​​​​Tel. 072-674-7700

Fee: ​Free for members and students; 500 yen for non-members

Language: ​Japanese

Social event: There will be a dinner at a nearby restaurant afterwards. Reservations for dinner are required by Wednesday, July 25. Contact fujimotodonna@gmail.com

Description of the Presentation
We are surrounded by a wide variety of media such as TV, internet, mobile phones, newspapers, etc. How does the Japanese media portray messages about “foreigners” or “foreign countries”? To create a society that values diversity, it is vital to look critically at how the media portrays them. In the first half of this workshop, the speaker will explain how we can develop critical and creative perspectives about today’s media. In the latter half of the workshop, the participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussion to analyze “foreigners” in the media and to examine the relationship between us and the media.

Profile of the Presenter
Tomoyuki Tajima currently teaches at several universities, such as Kyoto Prefectural University and Kwansei Gakuin University. He is a board member of the NPO FTC Study Group of Media Literacy, and he is also involved in the activities of young people from multicultural backgrounds. Tajima is the co-author of Introduction to the New Study Guide of Media Literacy (Liberta Shuppan), and the co-translator of the book entitled, Curriculum for Media and Information Literacy for Teachers (UNESCO/AMILEC).

Jumy 2018 SIETAR Kansai

A Workshop for Media Literacy:
Deciphering the Term, “Foreigners” as Reported by the Media

Presenter: ​Tomoyuki Tajima (Educator)
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