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Get ready to share innovative best teaching practices at the fifth World Journalism Education Congress in Paris…

Entry Deadline:March 1, 2019 — Accepted entrants will be notified by March 15, 2019

World Journalism Education Congress-5 will be held at Dauphine Université Paris – July 9-12, 2019.  With the support of 32 journalism education organizations worldwide, the Congress is designed to provide a discussion forum on common issues and interests and a foundation for supporting the continuing development of journalism and journalism education around the globe.  WJEC is the biggest world gathering of journalism educators, organized every three years – following successful events in Singapore (2007), Grahamstown, South Africa (2010), Mechelen, Belgium (2013) and Auckland, New Zealand (2016).

WJEC-5 Ignite
At WJEC-5 we’re seeking the most innovative teaching ideas….so we present “WJEC-5 Ignite” – where you can share your best classroom project/exercise/ideas.  Following the traditional “ignite” format, presenters get 5 minutes and 20 slides to share their passionate teaching idea.  The ten best “ignite” ideas will be selected to make their presentations “live” at WJEC-5.  Click here to view past Ignite presentations.

WJEC-5 Ignite Examples

  • Ice breaker for the first day of class
  • How to make class groups effective
  • How to teach stand-ups
  • Feedback methods for students
  • Peer to peer grading
  • Ways to make team teaching work
  • Grading made simple

To view more “Ignite” examples, click here

Slide format can be either Mac based or PC using Prezi, Keynote or Powerpoint, BUT the slides MUST be emailed in advance and are strictly limited to 5 minutes.

It’s Simple to Enter
First, in the box below, upload your slides (only 20) – then, at the prompt, include the following five (5) things in the “File Description” box:

  1. Name and School
  2. Email
  3. Presentation Title
  4. Summarize your topic in 140 characters ( A “Tweet”)
  5. Tell us how you think this will help other journalism educators improve their teaching.

WJEC-5 Ignite will take place during the World Journalism Education Congress. 
For information on WJEC-5 visit

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