Learning key skills through Social MediaContent
Subscribed is an Erasmus Plus project (2022-2024) coordinated by the French organization Yuzupulse. The other partners are Euphoria Net (Italy), Logopsycom (Belgium) and three schools: Arsakeio Gymnasium Patras (Greece), Scoala Nicolae Iorga (Romania) and Narva Pähklimäe Gümnaasium (Estonia).
Digital devices and the internet have been a dominant part of the lives of today’s students since their formative years, with social media being the one ICT activity that reigns supreme. Eurostat data for 2019 states that the most common online activity for close to 85% of students is participating in social networks. In the wake of a pandemic that has led to a booming using ICT for informal learning, the EU Commission has adopted a Digital Education Action Plan (2021-2027) which serves as a call to action for educators to make their teaching fit for the digital age. Creating educational content on social media can meet the requirements set by this action plan: apart from social media already being a staple of the digital age, the content on these platforms is free, customisable and accessible by nature, which allows for a learner-centred, inclusive design.
Therefore, in practice we expect:
-To upskill digital skills for the use of social media in pedagogically meaningful ways, ensuring continuous personal and professional development
-To promote purposefully, ‘active’ use of digital technologies in the education for teaching, making them accessible and inclusive for all
-To increase competence and engagement in learning basic skills
-To inspire solutions for creativity and competence-based teaching through innovative pedagogical methods
-To educate on the importance of digital literacy on social media in order to combat the spread of disinformation, misuse and violation of personal data and ensure online safety
This will be achieved through the development of 6 Project Results: 1 booklet, a dynamic library with 210 content additions, 24 videos, 21 pedagogical sequences, 30 safety resources and 1 implementation guide.
The project results will be available on the Subscribed project website.