Information and Digital Literacy at School. A Bridge to Support Critical Thinking and Equality Values for Primary Education Using Children’s Literature and Transmedia
BRIDGE endeavours to foster information literacy (as well as digital, visual and media literacy) as a vital basis for educating an informed citizenry that will stand up to disinformation, hate speech and fake news, enhancing the relevance of curiosity, empathy, enquiry-based learning and critical thinking, starting from childhood. To this end, information literacy should be placed at the heart of education.
The main purpose of BRIDGE is to create a transnational cooperation network for the exchange of good practices and resources for the joint promotion of information and digital literacy as a way of underpinning education in equality values in primary schools. The proposal is aimed for children in the approximate middle primary school stage (aged 8-11 years) and intends to take advantage of the educational potential of children’s literature (especially picture books) and transmedia to engage with students about equality, diversity and inclusiveness and global citizenship, and as a door to information and digital literacy activities that help to encourage enquiry-led learning and critical thinking.
Who is it aimed for?
Primary school students (approximate middle primary school stage, aged 8-11 years), and their families.
Primary school educators (i.e. teachers from primary education centres/schools, librarians, university staff from departments of Primary Education and Library & Information Science).
Educational institutions (schools and also universities, i.e. Education and Library & Information Science departments where future primary school teachers are educated).
Educational leaders, particularly those responsible for setting the school curriculum.
Regional teacher offices, networks and stakeholders.
School libraries and public libraries.
Partners: Universitat Jaume I (Spain), Hacettepe Universitesi (Turkey), Cankaya Universitesi Vakfi (Turkey), Università degli Studi di Genova (Italy), Oulun Yliopisto (Finland), Ionian University (Greece), InformAll (United Kingdom) and SP4IL (United Kingdom).