Are we “critical thinkers” when using technologies? Towards developing critical digital literacies

Last Thursday the UOC team for the «DETECT» project (Developing Teachers Critical Digital Literacies, took part at the Labs held within the context of the Digital Competence programme “ACTIC” ( ).

The workshop aimed at raising awareness among educators about the critical perspective in relation to the use of technologies digital and social media. By “critical” we mean a complex mix of meanings, sometimes conflicting, which embed positive and negative (recently, very negative) issues in our relationship with everyday life technologies as well as technology-enhanced learning activities. 

The learning goals of the workshop were:

  • To know the framework of critical digital competence developed within the European project DETECT (See Fig. 1), under the coordination of the University of Helsinki, and the participation of all DETECT partners (both universities and schools).
  • Validate an instructional design scheme for teacher training in the critical perspective of the use of emerging technologies through the “challenge” -based learning methodology.
  • Collect possible scenarios for the work of the critical perspective of digital competence in the educational field.

The workshop explored hence the notion of critical digital literacy investigated under the coordination of the University of Helsinki team, during the first year of work at the DETECT project: the CDL-Framework (Fig.1). The framework was considered a base to discuss practical applications and implications in educational contexts. Most importantly, during the Workshop, an analysis of the MOOC on which the UOC is working as a training proposal was introduced. We opened hence a space of interaction supporting the participants to reflect on possible training scenarios from a critical perspective in the use of digital technologies.

Fig. 1 – Critical Digital Literacies Framework

One of the most important things after this workshop is our willingness to open the collaboration to all interested teachers, to build the MOOC: by mapping the existing practices, we might work over these and offer them as examples of intervention, useful to other colleagues. The CDC framework will be very useful in building conceptually this map. 

How can you contribute: See the initial form here!

Finally, we are delighted to share our presentation as requested by the participants (in Catalan) as well as the results of the Mentimeter interactions. 



And our team at work here!

Fig 2 – Juliana Raffaghelli, Marc Romero, Dèlia Español, Teresa Romeu. 


You may also like...

20 Responses

  1. 13 January, 2022


  2. 14 January, 2022
  3. 14 January, 2022

    college gay dating dite

  4. 15 January, 2022

    facebook gay dating group

  5. 28 January, 2022

    loosest slots san diego

  6. 28 January, 2022
  7. 29 January, 2022

    download scatter slots

  8. 29 January, 2022
  9. 29 January, 2022

    facebook free slots games

  10. 3 February, 2022
  11. 3 February, 2022

    wizard of oz slots

  12. 3 February, 2022
  13. 4 February, 2022
  14. 4 February, 2022

    hollywood slots in bangor

  15. 4 February, 2022

    free casino slots games

  16. 4 February, 2022
  17. 10 February, 2022

    cheap dissertation writing service

  18. 11 February, 2022

    proquest dissertation search

  19. 11 February, 2022

    dissertation abstract help

  20. 12 February, 2022

    help writing dissertation