O1 – Scoping Study and Critical Digital Literacies Framework

Activity 1 – Literature review and use of SELFIE
The project will commence with a review of literature in the field of critical digital literacies. Moreover, we will explore other relevant frameworks that are available and we will look at whether and how these are relevant to the project objectives. Furthermore, the EU SELFIE self-reflection tool will be adopted at the start of this activity as a means of evaluating how partner schools use digital technologies for teaching and learning and how digital technology use is perceived by teachers, students and school leaders.

Activity 2 – Focus group interviews
Drawing on the findings of the literature review and the SELFIE reports focus group interviews will be conducted in order to gain a more in-depth understanding of the particular needs of the target group in relation to the topic of critical digital literacies.
The interviews will be organised and conducted by the researchers in the respective local HEIs and the main findings will by shared across the consortium. The interview findings will allow us gain more in-depth insights into their current practices and needs and will help to identify gaps in order to design the Learning, Teaching and Training activities and also create the MOOC and toolkit.
Activity 3 – Framework development
The third activity for this intellectual output will involve developing and finalising the critical digital literacies framework for teachers. Drawing on the extensive literature review, the SELFIE reports and the interview findings the project team will develop a critical digital literacy framework that will describe what it means for primary and secondary school educators to be digitally competent. This will provide a reference frame to support the development of relevant critical digital competences policies in Europe as well as the development of the MOOC and toolkit.
Activity 4 – Report and dissemination
Based on the development and summary of the findings from the literature review and the empirical fieldwork a report will be generated that will also include the critical digital literacies framework.
The development of this intellectual output will require conducting research, collecting empirical data, conducting data analysis, writing up and finally producing the framework. All the university partners will be working with the partner school in each country in order to sign up for the SELFIE tool and conduct the interviews. The SELFIE tool will be used in the participants native language and once the reports are analysed the most important findings will be summarised in English.