Increased access to digital technologies and social media has created new opportunities as well as challenges for education – and raised questions in relation to educators’ digital literacies. Enhancing teachers’ critical disposition and critical digital literacies is significant. These competences are transferable across digital contexts and, therefore more relevant to the fast-paced realities of everyday digital practices.
This project aims to raise awareness among educators, and support them in developing critical literacies in relation to the use of digital technologies and social media.
This will involve reconceptualising the notion of digital literacies in order to look beyond functional ICT skills and e-safety. It will encompass instead, a richer set of critical digital literacies that are tailored specifically to educators’ personal and professional needs within a school context.