The world around us is reshaped by emerging social settings and new behavioral patterns. Our daily language evolves in order for us to be able to understand and deliberate new social and cultural practices. Children need to be educated for entering and co-shaping this world.
UNESCO MIL DIGITAL TOOLKI: “We want to integrate learning, creating and engaging, so that people click critically and wisely,” says UNESCO Programme Specialist Alton Grizzle, who manages the Media and Information Literacy (MIL) work of UNESCO.T
Children must learn social and emotional skills if they are to thrive in the workplace of the future, a new report says.
Paulo Moekotte's insight:
There is limited awareness of SEL and its benefits, insufficient prioritization of SEL skills, a lack of consensus about valid and reliable SEL measurements, low levels of funding and resources for SEL, and an inadequate supply of SEL programmes and products. Collectively, these challenges impede the development of educating social and emotional skills for the future.
Sound position statement with the necessary smarts: "An exclusive emphasis on digital literacies is not what most advocates of technology-rich composition advocate. Such an emphasis would limit students' access to other modes of expression."
This infographic explains the existing Digital Divide in the EU and the tools to close the gap.
Paulo Moekotte's insight:
Should the money talk? Are the sole means financial in nature? The accompanying report (http://goo.gl/Tjey16) shows some interesting figures but also little insight in solutions that go beyond access and skills.
How about the attitude of low educated towards digital media as a resource that can be used to improve one's social and economc situation and chances? Does attitude follow skills (knowing how means knowing why and when) or does it precede skills (should I believe everything I read and see;what's in it for me)?
The report that gives us the first complete set of indicators for digital competence, published last May (http://goo.gl/Gm1IaD) cites the EU definition extensively: ... the confident and critical use of information Society technology (IST) for work, leisure, learning and communication,"
But again, no indicaiton of how to raise the awareness and foster the attitude among low educated.
Attitude however should not be left out of the approach as experts concluded last year from a Delphi study (http://goo.gl/w7ayA3).
"The picture of digital competence that f from the input of so many experts covers knowledge, skills, and attitudes as well as references to purpose, domain, and level."
This means also bringing in the social and cultural contexts. That's good to see as I'm with Paulo Celot on this, who put it like this in an EAVI-report:
"We recommend fostering a concept of media literacy clearly including social, ethical and cultural aspects as wel as the economic one." (http://goo.gl/p5Wvbh)
The Delphi study further provides some useful insights and, alas, also some unresolved issues.
Welke vakoverstijgende vaardigheden zijn van belang om deel te kunnen nemen aan de kennismaatschappij van de toekomst? Wat willen we dat leerlingen al vanuit het basis-en voortgezet onderwijs meekrijgen, zodat ze voorbereid zijn op de lijst ‘nu-niet-bestaande’ beroepen van de toekomst van futurist Thomas Fray?
Deze Online Masterclass gaat in op de ’vaardigheden voor de 21e eeuw’, die voor leerlingen relevant (b)lijken om persoonlijk, maatschappelijk en beroepsmatig te kunnen functioneren in de toekomstige maatschappij.
Twitter is blowing up lately. They just announced that user growth has surpassed everyone’s expectations so the stock ($TWTR) exploded up more than 20% in a single day. That’s great news for the popular social network but does that mean it’s a tool that you should add to your toolkit? Is it something you should …
The report outlines the main findings and outcomes from the research data, drawing on extensive desk research as well as in-depth interviews conducted with 16 educational experts.
Paulo Moekotte's insight:
The task of assessing these skills is unlikely to be straightforward, nor are the results predictable. Data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) on problem-solving skills in a technology-rich environment found that the economic return from having these abilities is lower than from having advanced literacy or numeracy, especially in terms of higher individual wages. Eric Hanushek, the Paul and Jean Hanna senior fellow at Stanford University, notes that more detailed study is needed: “We know that in the highest technology parts of society – which use skills the most – problem-solving is important, but we don’t know how to measure it very precisely or necessarily how to develop [these skills] per se.”
"... news literacy is a consideration of personal bias that affects what content one chooses to believe and share.
News literacy is important because "in changing news environments, students of all ages need to learn about news not only through established practices and venues, but also as content pertains to new modes of voice expression and perspective on a global scale. (Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change)"
Trusted guides are individuals who offer valuable information, in the form of articles, courses, tutorials, video, podcasts or in other formats, on a specific subject-matter and who have earned, over-time, deep-trust from their readers, followers and fans.
Nieuwe media en communicatievormen stellen nieuwe eisen aan het vak, net als de niet-eentalige Nederlandse achtergrond van steeds meer leerlingen. Willen zij zich staande kunnen houden in een complexe maatschappij met veranderlijke taalnormen en genres, dan zijn ze gebaat bij een aanpak die hun bewuste communicatieve vermogens vergroot, bij voorkeur op een creatieve manier.
Teachers’ skills and competences in recognising how to use digital tools and resources and applying them effectively are critical to achieving positive results for learners with additional support needs or who are disdvantaged in other ways.
Google sedang menyiapkan layanan khusus untuk anak-anak. Konon inovasi ini akan dilakukan untuk produk Chrome, mesin pencari, hingga YouTube.
Paulo Moekotte's insight:
Google is van plan haar diensten (zoals Chrome, de zoekmachine en Youtube) geschikt te maken voor jonge kinderen. Hierdoor zal het voor ouders makkelijker worden hun kinderen verschillende Google-diensten te laten gebruiken.
EMSOC ontwikkelde een EHBO-kit voor eenieder die op zoek is naar informatie of hulp omtrent privacy en sociale media. De EHBO-kit is een praktische tool die je door middel van vragen naar de juiste online informatiebron leidt.
A consistent theme among both groups [those experts who envision a positive and those who envision a negative impact on jobs] is that our existing social institutions—especially the educational system—are not up to the challenge of preparing workers for the technology- and robotics-centric nature of employment in the future.
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