The Critical Digital Literacies framework for educators aims to capture the various dimensions and sub-dimensions of critical digital literacies which are vital for educators and students living, teaching and learning in a digital world.
Read the Framework here.
This project on food surplus was carried out in October 2020 with eighth-grade students in Finland. In total eight Finnish teachers participated in the planning and implementation of this theme week and two teachers planned this workshop on food surplus. The preliminary planning of this project took about three days and the last day of this theme week was used for evaluation and reporting of the workshops.
The aim of this project was to learn about climate change with different themes. Other goals for this project were learning about different digital text types and creating them.
The eighth-grade students of a Finnish lower secondary school were divided into groups of about 10 students and they worked together in a two-day workshop with the direction of two teachers. The outcome of this project were different multimodal presentations made by the students.
Susanna Talka-Korhonen and Heta Oinonen / Lintumetsä school, Finland. Material on how households can reduce food surplus made by a Finnish bakery company Vaasan. https://havikkiviikko.fi/ Information about a national theme week on food surplus. This website contains plenty of useful information about food surplus in Finnish and instructions on how to participate in the yearly theme week. https://www.valio.fi/ruokahavikki/havikkivinkit-ja--reseptit-arkeen/ This website contains tips and recipes on how to prepare meals from food surplus in households. Valio is a Finnish dairy producer, some more information about Valio in English can be read on https://www.valio.com/ https://www.resq-club.com/fi/ Resq-club is a Finnish app that is used for saving restaurant meals from going to waste. https://www.fiksuruoka.fi/ Fiksuruoka is a webstore where customers can order surplus products from different wholesale suppliers and importers. https://www.lovefoodhatewaste.com/ Information about food waste in English. Contains tips and recipes.
These educational tools for students aim at raising awareness on the violent contents of media and promoting civic engagement and media/digital literacy. They have been developed under the project e-EAV (e-Engagement Against Violence), supported by the DAPHNE-programme 2012-2014.
About the project
“The project looked at the pronounced populist and racist movements and groups in seven European countries, i.e. Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Great Britain, Slovenia.
The project analysed media and their use by populism actors. It looked into communication strategies of movements and their messages directed against “the Other”. The aim was to contribute to empowerment of youth and of teachers in counteracting racism”
media literacy, citizenship, propaganda, videogames
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text: presentations image: pictures
Consortium of e-EAV (e-Engagement Against Violence) project
This is a toolkit designed and implemented under the project MEET (Media Education for
Equity and Tolerance), an Erasmus+ project. The main aim of MEET is to promote a critical and intercultural understanding and an aware use of media among young citizens in multicultural public schools and democratic societies.
The toolkit includes: a theoretical background, 3 videos and a set of pedagogical guidelines for supporting teachers in the design of inclusive and situated media education activities.
These can be used by teachers as a self-training tool, as a teaching resource and as a design tool.
The Learning Scenarios developed in this project could be adopted in teachers’ classrooms and the guidelines permits to understand how to adapt them to local context or how to create new ones
Media Education, Interculturality, Citizenship, Fake News, Racism
Climate Change and Southern Voices is a learning module for multidisciplinary learning for the upper comprehensive school and for upper secondary institutions. At the core of the learning module are the global connections of complex phenomena, questions of justice, feelings and reactions caused by great challenges and turning them into action. A video project of four lessons which will be carried out as a group project brings an activeelement into the module. The students have a chance to examine the themes of sustainable development from the perspectives of both North and South and to take their own stand on the themes. The learning module is suitable, for example, for geography, biology, art and social studies classes or as a collaboration between these subjects. You can also use the
English materials for English class. The package of learning modules includes the following materials: a lesson plan,
orientation materials (presentations and related info packages, printable photo cards about the topic and their explanations, links to background materials) and instructions and examples for the video project.
Climate change, Lesson module, Video project, Group work
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video: documentary text: document, presentation, lesson plan image: pictures
mp4, jpeg, pdf
Young Reporters for the Environment / Foundation for Environmental Education FEE Suomi