2. Critical Method as Core Knowledge and Structuring Principle
Here, we take a deep dive into the critical underpinning of the course. Dr Emma Pauncefort sets out the essential foundation for our digital literacy development journey (and indeed any scheme of learning): a conscious progression (i.e. enacting metacognition) through lower and higher order thinking skills (cue Benjamin Bloom’s cognitive taxonomy), and connected thinking about competencies and skills within conventional curricula and subject areas. She underlines the potential transferability of a skill from one area of study to another and highlights how this connected thinking ensures we embed digital literacy into existing schemes of instruction. As she does so, she argues that whilst this critical approach requires more time and effort initially, the return of investment is much higher than rote, siloed learning in the long run. Overall, she presents DLLE as a journey of structured questioning which can provide the individual with an adaptable toolkit for all their learning.
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