The COVID pandemic precipitated a sudden and radical switch from traditional classroom-based learning to learning entirely online, or in part online and in part face to face ‘Blended learning’ as defined by the JISC in the UK. As the pandemic eases, at least in some parts of the world, it is appropriate to review what has worked well and what less well to improve teaching and learning going forward.
This Health bibliography, prepared in part as an initial step towards a research project Impact Evaluation of eLearning in Science and Health Literacies, has revealed that much presently available concerns using elearning in professional education, be it at undergraduate, postgraduate or practitioners level. Very little is concerned with health education and literacy at school level. Moreover, there is little about educating the public in health literacies.
Some 225 different items describing recent initiatives are included. A general section of references is followed by a number of subdivisions:
Whilst useful tools to assist do already exist, the professional community needs urgently take a much more proactive and combative line in countering misinformation.
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There is no shortage of articles on Climate Change and related topics, nor any lack of material on the strengths and pitfalls of e-learning. However, description and analysis of the comparative effectiveness of the various forms of e-learning in the communication of these ideas is more elusive.
This brief overview of the literature suggests that in higher education, the interdisciplinarity of Climate Change, embracing for instance engineering, biological and environmental sciences, politics, and psychology makes e-learning a tool which is potentially valuable, irrespective of the legacy of the COVID pandemic. There is, however, an urgent need to report and share experience on devising and delivering effective curricula.
Outside academia, Climate Change has created a storm of fake news requiring vigorous counter-attack. Solutions might involve adjusting the way information is delivered – quantity delivered per session, the tone and the graphic style (in cartoons? posters? animation?). In other words, adopting the same tools as the climate deniers. The science establishment needs to approach this in a serious way, perhaps working with young people to tailor an effective e-response; however, very little investigation and analysis of what works has been undertaken.
It is crucial to offer effective climate literacy skills, for which many practical generic sources are available.
The references which are provided in the Bibliography are, NIDA believes, a fairly full listing of what has been published over the last three years. It is followed by a more eclectic selection of some of the more recent exemplars of e-learning materials in this field.
We welcome your appraisal and invite you to let us know of resources you would additionally recommend. If you would be interested to participate in the proposed project Impact Evaluation for eLearning in Science and Health Literacy please contact us at [email protected]
Celebrate teachers around the globe by giving them the opportunity to bring winning resources to the classroom in their own languages.
On World Teachers’ Day, Scientix presents the first of the three top-voted resources from the STEM School Label Translation Service Competition, published in 37 languages.
“STEM Careers and Skills of Future” is a training programme developed in the framework of the spaceEU project that aims to get teachers acquainted with a variety of STEM- and space- related jobs with a focus on jobs of the future that current students – future professionals – will be able to enter in the years and decades to come.
Led by UNESCO and South Africa, in cooperation with European Commission, IBM Z and other partners, will seek to answer the question What can youth do to harness Media and Information Literacy to build the post-pandemic world for the public good?
In partnership with the EU-funded project Social Media 4 Peace, this year’s Hack seeks to tackle the specific challenges in promoting peace building narratives, and to address hate speech through media and information literacy. The call for applications is now launched globally.
Deadline: 3 October 2021, at 00:00 Paris time
Global Media and Information Literacy Youth Hackathon is an occasion for youth and youth organizations around the world to engage in the creation of innovative media and information literacy learning in meaningful ways.
Following the two first successful editions, the third Global Media and Information Literacy Youth Hackathon will be held during Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2021. UNESCO and partners will call on youth worldwide to participate in this virtual hackathon to design innovative solutions to a defined set of social challenges.
Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2021 will be commemorated from 24 to 31 October 2021, under the theme “Media and Information Literacy for the Public Good”. It will be hosted by South Africa.
Stakeholders are invited to organize online and offline local events/actions to observe the Week worldwide. Registered events will be showcased on the Global MIL Week website.
The highlights of this year’s Global MIL Week will include the traditional feature events, namely the Feature Conference and Youth Agenda Forum, which will take place online and gather policy makers, experts, practitioners, researchers, international organizations, NGOs, and private sector organizations from around the globe.
For more information about Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2021, please visit the official website
The biennial European Conference of Information Literacy (ECIL) aims to bring together researchers, information professionals, media specialists, educators, policy makers and all other related parties from around the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss recent developments and current challenges in both theory and practice.
The theme of the 2021 conference is Information Literacy in a Post-Truth Era. The main topics of the Conference include (but not limited with) the following:
ECIL 2021 is being held as an online event.
The papers will be posted once edited for publication.
Formative assessment refers to a wide variety of methods that teachers use to conduct in-process evaluations of student comprehension, learning needs, and academic progress during a lesson, unit, or course.
The not-for-profit organization, HundrED, has launched a multi-phase project calling for innovations and initiatives that are helping to transform assessment approaches for improved learning outcomes for each student.
HundrED are looking for innovations of all sizes and across all borders to ensure their assessments work for everyone.
Examples of solutions in which they are interested include but are not limited to:
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The deadline to submit an innovation is November 12th 2021.
Call for papers announced.
The 2022 Congress of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) will aim to provide keynote addresses, research paper presentations, panel discussions, seminar sessions and workshops under the board theme encompassing the many ways in which stories and storytelling are and have been powerful in our lives, especially in the lives of children and young people.
In addition to the programme, the Congress plans to host the usual exhibitions and celebrations, including the Hans Christian Andersen Awards, the IBBY Honour List, the IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award, and the IBBY-iRead Outstanding Reading Promoter Award.
Call for papers and posters
Abstract Submission Period: 15 July 2021 – 15 March 2022
The 2021 Award process is now open. The categories include:
It is time to start nominating inspirational and quality projects to SALTO Awards 2021! They aim to recognise work well done and inspire young people, decision-makers and applicants of Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps to have a greater impact. Nominations should encourage youth participation and media literacy by being a source of inspirational and trustworthy information.
More information and application form at www.saltoawards.eu!