JCS 2018: From Digital Literacy to Independent Learning: challenges and opportunities for librarians and teachers

JCS is delighted to be holding its first ever conference on FRIDAY 30th NOVEMBER 2018 at Aston University (Conference Aston) on the theme: From Digital Literacy to Independent Learning: challenges and opportunities for librarians and teachers.

Digital literacy skills are becoming increasingly essential for learning, employment and citizenship. It is often assumed that young people are already digitally literate, but research proves otherwise. Take a look at some of the articles, journals, blogs and research we have collected over the years that illustrate this. Educators and librarians have a crucial role to play in guiding and supporting their students to think critically about digital technologies and the opportunities and risks they present.

For this conference, JCS brings together experts in the field of digital literacy, librarians, school and college leaders, and providers of authoritative sources to share their knowledge and good practice in supporting the challenges and opportunities for librarians and teachers in an increasingly complex and digitised world.

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November 30th 2018 from 09:30 AM to 11:55 PM GMT 0

Conference Aston, Aston University

Delegate Discount Pass

JCS are excited to annouce that we have been working closely with local Birmingham businesses to secure our delegates discounts at various bars, restaurants and stores during their stay. Download the Delegate Discount Pass for infomration on who is participating and what's on offer!


Why you should attend

Research has shown that there is a gap between students’ fluency in the use of technology and their ability to use digital tools to further their own learning…

Who should attend

The conference is aimed at school and sixth form college librarians, anyone supporting digital literacy, EPQ coordinators, Heads of Teaching & Learning…

JCS 2018

30th NOVEMBER 2018

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