The DIMELI4AC project – “Digital and media literacy for active citizenship: a Tool Kit for promoting critical thinking and democratic values” just kicked off in Cyprus on January 21-22.
The project aims to promote the development of digital media literacy skills among school students (grades 5th and 6th) and to produce a comprehensive set of tools to support schools in the development and implementation of their own Digital Media Literacy Action Plan.
Partners from five European countries gathered in Nicosia (Cyprus) to discuss the first stages of this ambitious Erasmus+ project. Each partner shared their plans and expectations for the upcoming months and presented their expertise in the field of digital media literacy, which ranges from that of educational institutes and training centers all the way to media experts from a well-known local TV channel.
Over the next few months the partnership will explore the state of the art of digital media education in three countries (Cyprus, Germany and Greece) and will use the results to develop a collection of teaching and learning resources to be tested during a pilot phase. 5th and 6th grade pupils will test their digital literacy skills through an interactive online game, accompanied throughout the process by their school teachers. All tools will be shared on the project online platform and will remain available to the public.
The project is coordinated by Leibniz Universität Hannover (Germany) with the participation of five other partners: LLLPlatform (Belgium), Antenna Ltd (Cyprus), CCS Digital Education (Ireland), Emphasys Centre (Cyprus) and Ellinogermaniki Agogi (Greece).