Digital literacies have a civic element
My ‘Essential Elements of Digital Literacies’ (thesis / book) looks like this:
Unlike some other people who seemed to need a subject for their latest blog post or journal article, this wasn’t something I just sat down and thought about for half an hour. This was the result of a few years worth of work, and a large meta-analysis of theory and practice.
The elements that most people seem to take issue with when looking at the above diagram are ‘Confident’ and ‘Civic’. The top row, the four ‘skillsets’ seem to pose no problem, but people wonder how they can teach the bottom four ‘mindsets’ - particularly the two just highlighted.
The latest episode of the Techgypsies podcast by Audrey Watters and Kin Lane does a great job of explaining the Civic element of digital literacies. I’ve embedded the player below, or click here. Listen to the whole thing as it’s fascinating, but the bit that
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