Working Group 1: Digital literacy in homes and communities
The WG has the following objectives:
- To identify the current state of academic knowledge in the area
- To identify the way in which media in each participating country across Europe and contextualize this within the international arena.
- Addresses discourses related to young children’s engagement with digital media and technologies and to monitor the effects of emergent technologies.
- To identify the implications of research findings across COST
- To identify key research questions in the field for future study.
- To identify key messages for policy makers.
The WG will identify the current state of knowledge on young children’s digital literacy and multimodal practices in homes and communities, including synthesising research on parental support of children’s digital literacy development. It will consider issues such as the digital divide and the impact of socio-economic status, ethnicity, identity status (e.g. refugee/immigrant/ indigenous), gender, language, physical ability on digital literacy development. It will examine emergent technologies and their impact for the early years of childhood. It will explore the status of digital literacy in early childhood in European cultures. Finally, the WG will identify the future research agenda in this area and examine the implications of all of the areas investigated for policy in relation to education, parenting and the media industry.
‘A day in the life’ by Dr Julia Gillen, presented at the 3rd DigiLitEY Meeting in Cyprus, 17/18 March 2016
Summary working group 1, 2016-03-18
WG 1 presentation 18th March 2016