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Janice Richardson Eminent09 Workshop C2


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Janice Richardson Eminent09 Workshop C2

  1. 1. ICT and young people… empowerment in the knowledge society Janice Richardson
  2. 2. 27 awareness centres across Europe 20 helplines 27 youth panels pan-EU youth panel Report/take down illegal content
  3. 3. 5 years after… what we know <ul><li>Online safety : </li></ul><ul><li>multi-facetted, multi-sectorial </li></ul><ul><li>a shared responsibility of teachers & parents </li></ul><ul><li>should begin from age 4 onwards </li></ul><ul><li>integrates human rights and citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>introduces a new concept of socialisation to meet information & knowledge society needs </li></ul>
  4. 4. audio-visual literacy traditional literacy media literacy digital literacy What is literacy today? “ As a teacher I see the power of technology to allow students to be creative, yet at the same time I see the destructive nature of technology. Students abusing social networking and intellectual copy write.”
  5. 5. What is information literacy? social literacy “ One of the major arguments that I have received from my coworkers is that cultural shifts and the proliferation of technology have created a “flexible morality” in students.” <ul><li>Human rights </li></ul><ul><li>Risk-handling </li></ul><ul><li>Personal well-being </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Volatile cultural assets </li></ul><ul><li>Artistic «free-for-all » </li></ul>Cultural literacy
  6. 6. Learning to learn Lrng to live together Learning to do Learning to be eCitizenship Digital literacy AV-Media literacy Social literacy Cultural literacy 4 pillars of education
  7. 7. Priorities! <ul><li>Clarification of definitions/objectives/curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Validation of resources, training courses, teaching programmes, registered expert organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Context : teaching environment is over-sanitised, lack of clarity on legal issues/responsibilities/school policies </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogical approach : poorly adapted to what young people do online, lack of framework, suitable licenses… </li></ul><ul><li>Incident handling : poor information (e.g. on privacy, cyberbullying) & no contact data for specialised services </li></ul><ul><li>Blocking : no solution as it often blocks useful content </li></ul><ul><li>Source: teacher blogs & forums, summer 2009 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Regulating internet use in school <ul><li>Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) is essential </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives – importance, enhancing learning, glossary </li></ul><ul><li>Access – authorisations, monitoring, risk assessment of </li></ul><ul><li>Content – evaluating content, managing school website </li></ul><ul><li>Communication – email, social networks, mobile phones </li></ul><ul><li>Training – courses/resources for staff and parents </li></ul><ul><li>Incident handling – contact with helpline and experts </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>
  9. 10. Council of Europe Internet Literacy Handbook Wild Web Woods
  10. 11. And tomorrow… <ul><li>Socialisation – towards eCitizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Risk handling – metacognition </li></ul><ul><li>Whole school approach </li></ul><ul><li>Family participation </li></ul><ul><li>V – validation </li></ul><ul><li>V – visibility </li></ul><ul><li>V - valorisation </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>For further information contact </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>