#BeyondTheClick: a teaching toolkit exploring Global Digital Citizenship
#BeyondTheClick is a digital development education toolkit for educators that supports exploration of digital landscapes and tools (social media, digital tools etc.) and how these can be used to in education for sustainable development in a human rights and justice context in a world of deep (and deepening ) inequality.
#BeyondTheClick is a development education toolkit for educators that supports exploration of digital landscapes and tools (social media, digital tools etc.) and how these can be used to in education for sustainable development in a human rights and justice context in a world of deep (and deepening ) inequality.
This inequality is not only economic and political, it also exists in access to technologies, the production of digital knowledge and where it is routinely used to disrupt and undermine democracy and to move genuine debate into the digital shadows.
- a learning framework built on 8 learning strands
- 25 activities; 3 per learning strand
- a guide for educators – ideas for adapting the toolkit as part of workshop delivery in non-formal and formal education
- 10 key elements of global digital citizenship – drawn from the 20 case studies and a range of other reference points in education for sustainable development, global citizenship education, digital literacy and human rights education
- our list of the top 5 recommended resources, websites, videos, open source tools and more
#BeyondTheClick seeks to:
- explore how 20% of the world (or less) shapes our understanding of the other 80%
- understand that the deliberate spreading of fake news is nothing new – learning to read, decipher and defeat it is a key 21st century skill
- explore and reflect on 20 cutting edge examples of how change can happen in an age of digital activism from Australia, China, Germany, India, Ireland, South Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the UK and the US
- interrogate ‘clicktivism’ – is it a starting point or an end point in the struggle for human rights?
The 8 learning strands are:
1. The ability to locate and verify reliable sources of information;
2. The ability to understand and use search engines effectively;
3. The ability to constructively engage in digital communities;
4. The ability to understand how online communication affects privacy and security;
5. Ability to make and share digital content;
6. The internet as a marketplace and where we fit in;
7. The internet and civic action;
8. Dominant Perspectives and Missing Views.
About the toolkit
In exploring the collision of technology with new learning behaviours, the #BeyondTheClick toolkit, produced as part of a broad collaboration led by 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World with the Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education, Concern Worldwide and the Irish Development Education Association, presents a response to this reality – dissecting, analysing and supporting a critical response across digital communities, both online and offline.