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  • Dr Megan Poore Social networking for social Megan.Poore@canberra.edu.au participation Overview Overview •What I’ll be doing today is taking you on a •We’ll have quick look at the digital tour of the new knowledge space -- that is, revolution, at ‘Web 2.0’ and then we’ll get the digital environment that we’re finding into the good stuff around what’s called ourselves in. ‘participatory culture’ •Because things are moving ahead pretty quickly in the digital world and we need to get a hold on things -- culturally and socially, as well as ethically -- if we are going to guide our kids through digital spaces Overview Overview •We’ll be looking at how new media, or •What skills will they need? And what are digital, literacy is going to be a key to the moral and ethical imperatives that we’ll successful civic engagement -- indeed, it be facing as teachers, educators, as already is. counsellors? •And one of the questions I’ll be exploring is, •What will we need to address in terms of what conditions do we need to respond to literacy? Do we need to broaden our notion help our kids succeed in the knowledge of what literacy is? space?
  • Overview •I’m also going to challenge, ever so slightly, the notion of social inclusion in favour of a more active concept of participation PART I •And I’ll be arguing that it is participation VIVE LA REVOLUTION, OR A BRIEF that will be essential to success in the new HISTORY OF THE INTERNET knowledge space that is unfolding before us. Technological revolutions •Now and then, humanity undergoes a technological revolution. Awareness •Language •Technology •Social organisation •Myth •Rite •Cosmology Lévy, Pierre. 1997 [1994]. Collective Intelligence. Mankind’s Emergence into Cyberspace. Perseus Books: Cambridge, Massachussets.
  • Agricultural revolution •Sedentarism •Boundedness •Cultivation •Domestication Industrial revolution •Manufacturing •Processes of mass production •Machinery •Economic rationalism •Markets, labour, commodities Digital revolution Technological revolutions •Internet •Why is it a revolution? Because we’re seeing shifts in consciousness, and that’s •Computing what revolutions are about. •Communications •Data •Information •Collective intelligence
  • Digital revolution Digital revolution •So, we’re currently seeing shifts in •So revolutions are social as much as they are technological ‣How we understand the world •And one of the most significant socio- ‣How we understand ourselves technological developments of recent times ‣How we understand others has been Web 2.0 •In other words, how we think and what we think about is changing Web 2.0 •Web 2.0 is not a software package •It is the ‘read-write’ web WEB 2.0 Web 2.0 WEB 1.0 WEB 2.0 Ofoto Flickr •Wikis and blogs Mp3.com Napster Britannica Online Wikipedia •MySpace, Facebook, social networking Personal websites Blogging •Podcasting Publishing Participation Content mgt systems Wikis •Tagging, RSS Directories (taxonomy) Tagging (‘folksonomy’) •YouTube Stickiness Syndication Software as package Software as service •Social bookmarking O’Reilly, Tim. 2005. What Is Web 2.0. Design Patterns and Business Models for the Next •Twitter Generation of Software. http://www.oreilly.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is- web-20.html. Accessed 10 October 2007.
  • Mindset 1.0 Mindset 2.0 TRANSITION The world is appropriately interpreted, The world cannot adequately be interpreted, understood and responded to in broadly physical industrial terms understood and responded to in physical- industrial terms only •So, what we’re seeing here is a significant Value is a function of scarcity Value is a function of dispersion change in how we understand the world -- Products as material artifacts Products as enabling services it is a revolution, after all. Tools for producing Tools for mediating and relating Focus on individual intelligence Focus on collective intelligence •And just as at any time of significant social Expertise and authority ‘located’ in individuals and institutions Expertise and authority are distributed and collective; hybrid experts change, there will be those members of Space as enclosed and purpose specific Space as open, continuous and fluid society who are disenfranchised from Social relations of ‘bookspace’; a stable Social relations of emerging ‘digital media taking part in the new order of things. ‘textual order’ space’; texts in change Lankshear, Colin and Michele Knobel. 2006. Blogging as participation: the active sociality of a new literacy. http://www.geocities.com/c.lankshear/bloggingparticipation.pdf. Accessed 10 October 2007 The digital divide PART II ACROSS THE DIGITAL DIVIDE: THE JOURNEY TO PARTICIPATION The digital divide The digital divide •This term has been about for some time •It’s safe to say that, early on, we really only now, and is generally understood to understood this problem in terms of access describe the gap between the ‘haves’ and to hardware and the technological systems the ‘have nots’ in terms of access to that supported them. technology •e.g., PCs, access to the internet, servers, email and the like Green, Hannah, and Celia Hannon. 2007. Their Space. Education for a digital generation. Available at http://www.demos.co.uk/publications/theirspace. Accessed 21 October 2008. pp 59 - 60
  • The digital divide The digital divide •And it still is ... indeed there are strong •And in this sense it’s been important to correlations between things such as weekly distinguish between ‘theoretical’ access income and computer ownership and ‘effective’ access ... •Without effective access outside of school, young people may be seriously disadvantaged. Green, Hannah, and Celia Hannon. 2007. Their Space. Education for a digital generation. Grant, Lyndsay. 2007. Learning to be part of the knowledge economy: digital divides and media Available at http://www.demos.co.uk/publications/theirspace. Accessed 21 October 2008. pp literacy. Available at http://www.futurelab.org.uk/resources/documents/discussion_papers/ 59 - 60 Digital_Divides_Media_Literacy.pdf Accessed 22 March 2010. pp 1 - 2. The digital divide The digital divide •But we also need to think about which •Because the problem is rather more subtle technologies: mobile phones, games than just access to PCs consoles, email, internet -- these things •This has no doubt been exacerbated by the have moved on since Web 1.0 sudden rise in collaborative technologies characterised by Web 2.0 Grant, Lyndsay. 2007. Learning to be part of the knowledge economy: digital divides and media Green, Hannah, and Celia Hannon. 2007. Their Space. Education for a digital generation. literacy. Available at http://www.futurelab.org.uk/resources/documents/discussion_papers/ Available at http://www.demos.co.uk/publications/theirspace. Accessed 21 October 2008. pp Digital_Divides_Media_Literacy.pdf Accessed 22 March 2010. pp 1 - 2. 59 - 60 The digital divide The digital divide •What we’re seeing now is that it’s •In other words, it’s also about knowing how becoming more and more about access to to think with the technology, not just being knowledge and networks, and the ways in able to access a PC which people use technologies to •Because simply having a computer at participate in the knowledge space home doesn’t automatically guarantee its effective use Green, Hannah, and Celia Hannon. 2007. Their Space. Education for a digital generation. Available at http://www.demos.co.uk/publications/theirspace. Accessed 21 October 2008. pp 59 - 60
  • The digital divide The digital divide •“... Students who do not have the •Economic capital issues: financial economic, cultural and social capital to resources to purchase hardware achieve meaningful and effective •Social capital: Having the social engagement with ICTs out of school ... may connections to access networks of find themselves disadvantaged as a new expertise; asking for advice or help; getting literacies paradigm becomes increasingly recommendations and suggestions important for participation in social routines.” Grant, Lyndsay. 2007. Learning to be part of the knowledge economy: digital divides and media Grant, Lyndsay. 2007. “Learning to be part of the knowledge economy: digital divides and media literacy. Available at http://www.futurelab.org.uk/resources/documents/discussion_papers/ literacy.” Available at http://www.futurelab.org.uk/resources/publications-reports-articles/ Digital_Divides_Media_Literacy.pdf Accessed 22 March 2010. pp 2 - 3. discussion-papers/Discussion-Paper816. Accessed on 9 July 2009. The digital divide The digital divide •Cultural capital: how to perform and •All of this is really about the ability to operate in culturally appropriate ways, i.e., participate in meaningful social -- and how to use the technology for societal -- relations. communication and engagement •To that end, it’s not entirely about social inclusion. •Let me tell you why ... Grant, Lyndsay. 2007. Learning to be part of the knowledge economy: digital divides and media Grant, Lyndsay. 2007. Learning to be part of the knowledge economy: digital divides and media literacy. Available at http://www.futurelab.org.uk/resources/documents/discussion_papers/ literacy. Available at http://www.futurelab.org.uk/resources/documents/discussion_papers/ Digital_Divides_Media_Literacy.pdf Accessed 22 March 2010. pp 2 - 3. Digital_Divides_Media_Literacy.pdf Accessed 22 March 2010. pp 2 - 3. Social inclusion Social inclusion •Social inclusion is a key theme in the Rudd •However, social inclusion as a concept isn’t government’s social policy approach and it without its problems informs all areas of social policy •For a start, some argue that it presents •The term has been taken up by many as, those ‘being included’ as passive objects of perhaps, a salve to the harsher social policy rather than as active participants in a policies of the Howard era society •It recognises that there are people who are disenfranchised, disadvantaged, being left Buckmaster, Luke and Matthew Thomas. 2009. Social inclusion and social citizenship—towards a truly inclusive society. Research Paper, 23 October 2009, no. 8, 2009–10. Parliamentary behind Library, Parliament of Australia.
  • Social inclusion Social participation •Indeed, inclusion could be seen to imply •Participation assumes not that people need the need to conform to dominant social to have things done to them (i.e., ‘be discourses included’), but that people have something valuable and worthwhile to contribute to •Now, before you think I sound too bolshie, begin with let’s simply think about re-framing this notion to one of participation •Participation is a far more active concept than is inclusion Buckmaster, Luke and Matthew Thomas. 2009. Social inclusion and social citizenship—towards Buckmaster, Luke and Matthew Thomas. 2009. Social inclusion and social citizenship—towards a truly inclusive society. Research Paper, 23 October 2009, no. 8, 2009–10. Parliamentary a truly inclusive society. Research Paper, 23 October 2009, no. 8, 2009–10. Parliamentary Library, Parliament of Australia. Library, Parliament of Australia. Social participation Social participation •So, participation is a right and entitlement •The role of schools, then is to prepare but it comes with civic responsibilities, too young people for this type of ethical participation in the new knowledge space •Participation means developing skills for meaningful, active and responsible •So, what might this participatory culture involvement in society, culture and politics look like? PART II PARTICIPATORY CULTURE Participatory culture
  • Participatory culture: a definition Participatory culture: a definition •Henry Jenkins has identified what he calls •Has relatively low barriers to artistic ‘participatory culture’ expression and civic engagement •It takes on different forms and emphasises •Members believe that their contribution certain skills matters and they feel a social connection with one another •But also brings with it certain concerns ... we’ll get to those in a minute Jenkins, Henry. 2006 Confronting The Challenges Of Participatory Culture. Media Education For Jenkins, Henry. 2006 Confronting The Challenges Of Participatory Culture. Media Education For The 21st Century. Available at http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2713. Direct The 21st Century. Available at http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2713. Direct download link http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/download/nwp_file/10932/ download link http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/download/nwp_file/10932/ Confronting_the_Challenges_of_Participatory_Culture.pdf?x-r=pcfile_d. Accessed 25 January Confronting_the_Challenges_of_Participatory_Culture.pdf?x-r=pcfile_d. Accessed 25 January 2010. 2010. p. 3 Forms of participatory culture Affiliations •Affliliations •Membership to online communities •Expressions •e.g., Facebook, MySpace, game clans, •Collaborative problem-solving message boards •Circulations Jenkins, Henry. 2006 Confronting The Challenges Of Participatory Culture. Media Education For Jenkins, Henry. 2006 Confronting The Challenges Of Participatory Culture. Media Education For The 21st Century. Available at http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2713. Direct The 21st Century. Available at http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2713. Direct download link http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/download/nwp_file/10932/ download link http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/download/nwp_file/10932/ Confronting_the_Challenges_of_Participatory_Culture.pdf?x-r=pcfile_d. Accessed 25 January Confronting_the_Challenges_of_Participatory_Culture.pdf?x-r=pcfile_d. Accessed 25 January 2010. p. 3 2010. p. 3 Expressions Collaborative problem-solving •Producing new creative forms •Working in teams to complete tasks and develop new knowledge •e.g., digital sampling, mash-ups, videomaking, fan fiction writing •e.g., Wikipedia, gaming cheat manuals, discussion forums Jenkins, Henry. 2006 Confronting The Challenges Of Participatory Culture. Media Education For Jenkins, Henry. 2006 Confronting The Challenges Of Participatory Culture. Media Education For The 21st Century. Available at http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2713. Direct The 21st Century. Available at http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2713. Direct download link http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/download/nwp_file/10932/ download link http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/download/nwp_file/10932/ Confronting_the_Challenges_of_Participatory_Culture.pdf?x-r=pcfile_d. Accessed 25 January Confronting_the_Challenges_of_Participatory_Culture.pdf?x-r=pcfile_d. Accessed 25 January 2010. p. 3 2010. p. 3
  • Circulations Benefits of participation •Shaping the flow of media •Peer-to-peer learning •e.g., podcasting, blogging, Twitter •Diverse cultural expressions •Development of skills for modern workplace •More opportunities for participatory citizenship Jenkins, Henry. 2006 Confronting The Challenges Of Participatory Culture. Media Education For Jenkins, Henry. 2006 Confronting The Challenges Of Participatory Culture. Media Education For The 21st Century. Available at http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2713. Direct The 21st Century. Available at http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2713. Direct download link http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/download/nwp_file/10932/ download link http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/download/nwp_file/10932/ Confronting_the_Challenges_of_Participatory_Culture.pdf?x-r=pcfile_d. Accessed 25 January Confronting_the_Challenges_of_Participatory_Culture.pdf?x-r=pcfile_d. Accessed 25 January 2010. p. 3 2010. p. 3 Benefits of participation •So what does a participatory culture actually look like online?
  • Benefits of participation •But, a warning ... | Access to this participatory culture functions as a new form of the hidden curriculum, shaping which youth will succeed and which will be left behind ... — Henry Jenkins, Confronting the Challenges of ccParticipatory Culture The return of the digital divide The return of the digital divide •We also have to remember that not all •Three main concerns: young people acquire the skills and ‣Participation gap competencies they need to succeed in the digital world, simply through being online ‣Transparency problem ‣Ethics challenge Jenkins, Henry. 2006 Confronting The Challenges Of Participatory Culture. Media Education For Jenkins, Henry. 2006 Confronting The Challenges Of Participatory Culture. Media Education For The 21stCentury. Available at http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2713. Direct The 21stCentury. Available at http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2713. Direct download link http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/download/nwp_file/10932/ download link http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/download/nwp_file/10932/ Confronting_the_Challenges_of_Participatory_Culture.pdf?x-r=pcfile_d. Accessed 25 January Confronting_the_Challenges_of_Participatory_Culture.pdf?x-r=pcfile_d. Accessed 25 January 2010. p. 3 2010. p. 3 Participation gap Transparency problem •Unequal access to opportunities, skills, •Challenges in understanding how media knowledge for full participation in 21st shape perceptions of the world century life and work Jenkins, Henry. 2006 Confronting The Challenges Of Participatory Culture. Media Education For Jenkins, Henry. 2006 Confronting The Challenges Of Participatory Culture. Media Education For The 21stCentury. Available at http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2713. Direct The 21stCentury. Available at http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2713. Direct download link http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/download/nwp_file/10932/ download link http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/download/nwp_file/10932/ Confronting_the_Challenges_of_Participatory_Culture.pdf?x-r=pcfile_d. Accessed 25 January Confronting_the_Challenges_of_Participatory_Culture.pdf?x-r=pcfile_d. Accessed 25 January 2010. p. 3 2010. p. 3
  • Ethics challenge TRANSITION •Preparing young people for their •So, in meeting these challenges, what skills increasingly public roles as media makers will we need to teach young people so that and community participants they can meaningfully participate in online public spaces? Jenkins, Henry. 2006 Confronting The Challenges Of Participatory Culture. Media Education For The 21stCentury. Available at http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2713. Direct download link http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/download/nwp_file/10932/ Confronting_the_Challenges_of_Participatory_Culture.pdf?x-r=pcfile_d. Accessed 25 January 2010. p. 3 PART III RE-THINKING LITERACY: SKILLS FOR THE 21st CENTURY 21st century skills Skills for participation Play •Play •Collective intelligence •Experimentation as a form of problem- •Performance •Judgement solving •Simulation •Transmedia •Appropriation navigation •Multi-tasking •Networking •Distributed cognition •Negotiation Jenkins, Henry. 2006 Confronting The Challenges Of Participatory Culture. Media Education For Jenkins, Henry. 2006 Confronting The Challenges Of Participatory Culture. Media Education For The 21stCentury. Available at http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2713. Direct The 21stCentury. Available at http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2713. Direct download link http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/download/nwp_file/10932/ download link http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/download/nwp_file/10932/ Confronting_the_Challenges_of_Participatory_Culture.pdf?x-r=pcfile_d. Accessed 25 January Confronting_the_Challenges_of_Participatory_Culture.pdf?x-r=pcfile_d. Accessed 25 January 2010. p. 4 2010. p. 4
  • Performance Simulation •Adopting alternative identities for the •Interpreting and constructing dynamic purpose of improvisation and discovery models of real-world processes Jenkins, Henry. 2006 Confronting The Challenges Of Participatory Culture. Media Education For Jenkins, Henry. 2006 Confronting The Challenges Of Participatory Culture. Media Education For The 21stCentury. Available at http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2713. Direct The 21stCentury. Available at http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2713. Direct download link http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/download/nwp_file/10932/ download link http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/download/nwp_file/10932/ Confronting_the_Challenges_of_Participatory_Culture.pdf?x-r=pcfile_d. Accessed 25 January Confronting_the_Challenges_of_Participatory_Culture.pdf?x-r=pcfile_d. Accessed 25 January 2010. p. 4 2010. p. 4 Appropriation Multitasking •Meaningfully sampling and re-mixing media •Scanning the environment and shifting content focus to salient details •(you should learn to do this first with your reading load!) Jenkins, Henry. 2006 Confronting The Challenges Of Participatory Culture. Media Education For Jenkins, Henry. 2006 Confronting The Challenges Of Participatory Culture. Media Education For The 21stCentury. Available at http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2713. Direct The 21stCentury. Available at http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2713. Direct download link http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/download/nwp_file/10932/ download link http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/download/nwp_file/10932/ Confronting_the_Challenges_of_Participatory_Culture.pdf?x-r=pcfile_d. Accessed 25 January Confronting_the_Challenges_of_Participatory_Culture.pdf?x-r=pcfile_d. Accessed 25 January 2010. p. 4 2010. p. 4 Distributed cognition Collective intelligence •Interacting meaningfully with tools that •Pooling knowledge and comparing notes expand mental capacities with others towards a common goal Jenkins, Henry. 2006 Confronting The Challenges Of Participatory Culture. Media Education For Jenkins, Henry. 2006 Confronting The Challenges Of Participatory Culture. Media Education For The 21stCentury. Available at http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2713. Direct The 21stCentury. Available at http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2713. Direct download link http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/download/nwp_file/10932/ download link http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/download/nwp_file/10932/ Confronting_the_Challenges_of_Participatory_Culture.pdf?x-r=pcfile_d. Accessed 25 January Confronting_the_Challenges_of_Participatory_Culture.pdf?x-r=pcfile_d. Accessed 25 January 2010. p. 4 2010. p. 4
  • Judgement Transmedia navigation •Evaluating the reliability and credibility of •Following the flow of stories and different information sources information across multiple modalities Jenkins, Henry. 2006 Confronting The Challenges Of Participatory Culture. Media Education For Jenkins, Henry. 2006 Confronting The Challenges Of Participatory Culture. Media Education For The 21stCentury. Available at http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2713. Direct The 21stCentury. Available at http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2713. Direct download link http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/download/nwp_file/10932/ download link http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/download/nwp_file/10932/ Confronting_the_Challenges_of_Participatory_Culture.pdf?x-r=pcfile_d. Accessed 25 January Confronting_the_Challenges_of_Participatory_Culture.pdf?x-r=pcfile_d. Accessed 25 January 2010. p. 4 2010. p. 4 Networking Negotiation •Searching for, synthesising and •Working across diverse communities, disseminating information across the web discerning and respecting multiple perspectives, grasping and following alternative norms Jenkins, Henry. 2006 Confronting The Challenges Of Participatory Culture. Media Education For Jenkins, Henry. 2006 Confronting The Challenges Of Participatory Culture. Media Education For The 21stCentury. Available at http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2713. Direct The 21stCentury. Available at http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2713. Direct download link http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/download/nwp_file/10932/ download link http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/download/nwp_file/10932/ Confronting_the_Challenges_of_Participatory_Culture.pdf?x-r=pcfile_d. Accessed 25 January Confronting_the_Challenges_of_Participatory_Culture.pdf?x-r=pcfile_d. Accessed 25 January 2010. p. 4 2010. p. 4 New skills TRANSITION •Note that these skills are almost all social •These types of skills are multi-modal and skills quite different from traditional literacy skills, aren’t they? •It points to the fact that rather than see literacy simply as a set of functional or cognitive skills, we need to understand it as a set of social practices Grant, Lyndsay. 2007. Learning to be part of the knowledge economy: digital divides and media literacy. Available at http://www.futurelab.org.uk/resources/documents/discussion_papers/ Digital_Divides_Media_Literacy.pdf Accessed 22 March 2010. p 5.
  • TRANSITION •The role of schools, then, is to prepare young people for ethical participation in the new knowledge space •It means teaching them how to navigate the new media landscape, and that means teaching them to be digitally literate Digital media literacy What is digital media literacy? MCEETYA: ICT proficiency • “Digital literacy is the ability to locate, • MCEETYA says being ICT proficient organize, understand, evaluate, and involves create information using digital 1. Working with information technology.” 2. Creating and sharing information • The Northwest Learning Grid adds, 3. Using ICT responsibly importantly, 1) the ability to define the task, and, 2) the ability to communicate Wikipedia. Defintion of ‘Digital Literacy’. Available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Digital_literacy Accessed 11 September 2009. MCEETYA. 2007. National Assessment Program -- ICT Literacy Years 6 & 10. Report 2005. Available at http://www.mceetya.edu.au/mceetya/nap_ictl_2005_years_6_and_10_report-press_release,22065.html NWLG. Teachers Notes on Digital Literacy. Northwest Learning Grid. Available at http:// Accessed 21 October 2008. www.nwlg.org/digitalliteracy/teachernotes.html Accessed 11 September 2009. MCEETYA: ICT literacy MCEETYA: ICT literacy 1. Accessing info (identification, retrieval) Patterns 2. Managing info (organising, storing) • Low socio-economic background 3. Evaluating info (integrity, relevance, usefulness) • Indigeneity 4. New understandings (creating knowledge, • Remote locality authoring) 5. Communicating with others (sharing, creating • Gender not an issue products) 6. Using ICT appropriately (critical, reflective, strategic, ethics, legals) MCEETYA. 2007. National Assessment Program -- ICT Literacy Years 6 & 10. Report 2005. Available at MCEETYA. 2007. National Assessment Program -- ICT Literacy Years 6 & 10. Report 2005. Available at http://www.mceetya.edu.au/mceetya/nap_ictl_2005_years_6_and_10_report-press_release,22065.html http://www.mceetya.edu.au/mceetya/nap_ictl_2005_years_6_and_10_report-press_release,22065.html Accessed 21 October 2008. Accessed 21 October 2008.
  • And another list MCEETYA: ICT literacy • Find and select Findings 1. Communication is a frequent use • Organise and process BUT • Create 2. Less use of applications for creating, • Communicate and collaborate analysing, transforming information • Review and improve • Understanding Hague, Cassie, and Ben Williamson. 2009. Digital participation, digital literacy, and school subjects. A review of the policies, literature and evidence. Published by Futurelab. Available at MCEETYA. 2007. National Assessment Program -- ICT Literacy Years 6 & 10. Report 2005. Available at http://www.futurelab.org.uk/resources/documents/lit_reviews/DigitalParticipation.pdf. Accessed http://www.mceetya.edu.au/mceetya/nap_ictl_2005_years_6_and_10_report-press_release,22065.html 22 March 2010. Accessed 21 October 2008. ICT proficiency levels “Challenging but reasonable” expectation: • Year 6: 49% • Year 10: 61% MCEETYA. 2007. National Assessment Program -- ICT Literacy Years 6 & 10. Report 2005. Available at http://www.mceetya.edu.au/mceetya/nap_ictl_2005_years_6_and_10_report-press_release,22065.html Accessed 21 October 2008. Literacy Literacy Digital literacy • We need to think about how we should • We need a literacy that teaches us how to develop amongst young people a literacy participate in, and to produce (as well as that will help them navigate the unfolding consume), digital culture because it is this digital spaces. type of literacy that will be essential to helping us navigate the digital world. • In other words, we need to help them become digitally literate
  • Digital literacy • Schools should be showing young people how to make the most of electronic and digital media -- not how to make the least of them. Hartley, John. 2009. The Uses of Digital Literacy. Brisbane: University of Queensland Press. p. 20. Human flourishing Why literacy? Human flourishing • Literacy is the key to unlocking an • Everything we do as teachers needs to be individual’s potential about helping young people come to • Literacy is about building citizens know themselves • Literacy is about intellectual, ethical • It’s about helping them become aware of wealth how they are socially constructed, how • Literacy is about dignity they construct themselves, and how they • Literacy is a right construct others • Literacy is about human flourishing • It’s a realisation of the social forces that act upon us and how we ourselves contribute to them and can shape them Human flourishing Human flourishing • It’s about recognising that the self is part • As teachers, then, we should be aiming at of something bigger helping young people recognise their • It’s about recognising and responding to autonomy, but also their interdependence. the human condition • It’s about people’s ability to succeed with others • It’s about contributing to a greater kowledge of oneself and a shared knowledge of others
  • Human flourishing To succeed we will need to be • As teachers, we are the catalysts for •Open-minded discovery and the guides for exploration •Curious •Meta-cognitive •Seeking truth and understanding •Strategic •Sceptical Ritchhart (2002), quoted in Loader, David. 2007. New generation learning. Chapter 1 in!Jousting for the New Generation. Challenges to contemporary schooling.!Camberwell: ACER Press. p. 30 ‘New’ roles for teachers •Facilitate discovery •Stimulate community •Demand critique •Encourage collaboration •Inspire experimentation •Foster creativity ‘New’ roles •Model problem-solving for teachers •Promote respect Shaping the future Summing up •Teachers must shape the future in ethically •We are, indeed, living in ‘interesting times’ proper ways -- in new times, in digital times. •To do this, we must also help young people shape the future in ethically proper ways •New media literacy will be key to this
  • Summing up Summing up •We will need to broaden and deepen our •And you might want to ask what our own understandings of literacy if we are to equip digital literacy is like. students with the skills they need to •Do we know enough about what’s going on succeed in the current century online to safely guide young people through •We need to reflect on our own participatory the digital environment? skills and inclinations and see where we •One thing is sure -- we need to get skilled can improve. up ourselves. If we don’t, we’ll be letting the kids down. Image references Ghostface. http://www.cs4fn.org/fundamentals/images/ghostface.jpg Searching. http://www.reputationmanagementfirm.com/iStock_000005808627Small.jpg Earth and Moon http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/upload/2009/04/ earth_day_from_space/apollo08_earthrise.jpg Ancient Egyptian agriculture http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/91/ Maler_der_Grabkammer_des_Sennudem_001.jpg Web 2.0: http://blogs.alfresco.com/wp/ianh/files/2008/06/web-2-0-logos.gif Digital divide http://www.columbia.edu/itc/sipa/nelson/newmediadev/files/ worlddotblack.jpg Participatory culture. http://www.fly.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/social-networking.jpg 21st century skills. http://marcopolo.mci.com/images/features/21_century_PR_1.jpg Superman. http://www.usps.com/communications/news/stamps/2006/images/25/ dccomics_superman_hr.jpg All other images are copyright- and royalty-free