Here, Dr Emma Pauncefort digs into the debate on the misalignment of education with the skills demanded by our current 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR), commonly dubbed ‘C21st skills’ and defined by the World Economic Forum as falling into 3 categories: foundational literacies, competencies and character qualities. She argues that the very human skill or practical knowledge that is digital literacy and the training it should give in meaningfully and mindfully navigating information, cuts across this esteemed skillset. In other words, Emma presents digital literacy as the skill par excellence in countering the threat of technological unemployment and becoming C21st and 4IR ready.
More videos from Module 2:
- Introducing the Digital & Literacy
- What is our Digital World?
- What does our Digital World contain?
- A lot of Information (or is that data?)
- Media Reinvented Online: Wikipedia and the Reference Resource
- Media Reinvented Online: News
- Media Invented Online: Social Media
- Introducing the Concept Digital Literacy
- Digital Literacy (the theory)
- Digital Literacy (in practice)
- Opportunities and Challenges as Creators, Consumers, Teachers & Learners