The DiLitE project aims to support and facilitate the up-skilling of practitioners at all levels (volunteers, mentors, classroom assistants, teachers) in the teaching of basic digital skill literacy practices across European (EU) settings. The project aims to extend digital literacy as an integral part of basic literacy practices with native and non-native speakers of the main language(s) as well as migrant populations who are developing language and literacy skills in the host country’s language. The project’s activities will lead to the development and provision of both short-term outputs (i.e. by the project’s completion) as well as longer term and sustainable results (i.e. post project completion) for the countries involved as well as for basic literacy practitioners across the EU. The consortium consists of 6 partner organisations from 6 EU member states (UK, IE, GR, ES, PT and CY) and between them cover a wide range of expertise and experience related to the scope and aims of DiLitE and have a pan-European outreach in their activities. These partners represent a range of geographical, social and educational backgrounds which will help to ensure the successful implementation of the project.
- Develop, pilot and deliver a quality CPD programme for adult educators, practitioners, volunteers and relevant stakeholders, through a training methodology which can be customized and contextualised to local needs and levels.
- Enable literacy tutors and educators to embed tools for digital capital within standard literacy teaching to ensure literacy learning opportunities are responsive to digital needs, challenges and opportunities.
- Increase the capacity of teacher trainers/educators to develop and include strengths-based, participatory, learner-led approaches in their teaching
- Develop an accessible online platform to promote and disseminate effective and innovative approaches to digital literacy teaching & learning for wider use across the EU
- Raise awareness of, and disseminate, effective approaches and practice in relation to digital capital for basic literacy learners
- Support the EU in championing the importance of digital capital to support marginalised citizens in taking an active part in society.
- Learning Unlimited Ltd (UK)
- Meath Partnership (Ireland)
- Symplexis (Greece)
- Center for Social Innovation – CSI (Cyprus)
- European Learning Centre (Spain)
- Mindshift (Portugal)
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication (communication) reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. [Project number:2019-1-UK01-KA204-062081]