The Erasmus+ KA2 project “Curriculum Guide of Media and Information Literacy for Adults” attempts to define the required knowledge and competencies needed to reach digital maturity by using the digital world in a self-determined and self-dependent way. Likewise, the project aims to provide a guideline for educational institutions, so they can apply it when defining their trainings and further education and as a result, to assure a comparable training across Europe.
Currently, the consortium of the project is focused on the development of the first intellectual output (out of three): a Curriculum Guide of Media and Information Literacy for Adults. This curriculum explores 5 different areas which encompass the digital competence: information and data literacy, communication and collaboration, digital content creation, safety and problem solving. The competences are described on a high level; readers will acquire basic knowledge about the Internet itself and get to know the underlying business models as well as the opportunities and risks that the digital world presents.
This guideline attempts to raise awareness about controversial and paramount topics such as privacy, data protection or fake news. Adults, and more specifically, parents will gain knowledge through the examination of the theoretical and practical knowledge as well as the examples included in the manual. Thus, this will allow trainees to perform conscious interactions with the Internet, social media channels and own data.
Thanks to this curriculum guide, readers do not merely gain the ability to use and get to know ICT tools but also the ability to use technology in an intelligent and conscious way.
In the following months, the partnership will develop a handbook for trainers and an online course. To know more about the CUMILA project, get tuned to our social networks, we will be publishing our progresses.