We want to improve the critical thinking of teachers by acquiring skills for critical analysis of multimodal discourse and skills in digital teaching.
About the project
In contexts of crisis and polarisation, minorities and migrants are often blamed for causing social, educational, health, and economic problems.
This process can lead to the dissemination of fake news and hate discourse and ultimately to the spread of extremist ideologies. Today, this is happening faster than ever: such discourse emerges and disseminates at a rapid pace in social media and social networks, multiplied through text and multimedia resources. This means that citizens need to develop a high level of digital literacy, understood as the capacity to critically read, interpret and engage with (multimodal) news and discourse in digital supports.
Young people, in particular, need to learn how to navigate information involving complex social themes. They are constantly exposed to text messages, memes, viral videos, social media, video games, advertising, and so on, and they often lack the critical skills needed to deal with these.
It is essential that schools should provide training in media literacy, that is, the ability to identify different types of media and decode the messages they are sending. However, so far media literacy has not been incorporated into mainstream education, or into teacher training programmes.
By pursuing these issues, CoMMiTTEd:
To do this, CoMMiTTEd’s multidisciplinary team will develop:
This project has received funding from the European Union under
Contract number: LC-01464044 and Project number: 2020-1-DE01-KA226-HE-005742.
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