This teacher talk introduces the Erasmus+ project "DigLit" (www.diglit.eu ) which aims to create a toolkit and material collections for ESL/EFL teachers to use Young Adult Literature in combination with popular smart phone apps to create digital narratives. The DigLit project increases pupils’ cultural and equality awareness which will eventually influence their critical thinking, as well as their social and civic competences. DigLit will also support digital competences for teacher and pupils, specifically in times of Covid-19. The talk will show example implementations created by students.
When: 4th May 2022, 5 p.m. CET
Where: Online. Please find the link here
Nicole Haring is a PhD candidate at the Center for Inter-American Studies at the University of Graz, Austria. Her research interests focus on feminist theory and pedagogy, gender studies and cultural gerontology. Currently, she holds a doctoral fellowship from the Austrian Academy of Science to work on her dissertation project on intergenerational storytelling with educators and she is the coordinator of the Erasmus+ project “DigLit”.
Andreas Schuch is an English and Computer Science teacher, lecturer at the University College of Teacher Education Styria and project assistant and PhD student at the University of Graz. He developed a digital toolkit for teachers and students in the Erasmus+ program "MYSTY" and is currently engaged in another Erasmus+ project “DigLit”. He is also the co-founder of the research group Narrative Didactics and has recently published on digital storytelling as a teaching tool and on teaching strategies dealing with ageism and gender discrimination using digital games.