FIT Talk: BLC Visiting Scholar Annkristin Schwalb, Sept 18, 2023

The Berkeley Language Center 
Cordially Invites You to the Upcoming Meeting of Its 

Found in Translation (FIT) Working Group 

FIT Talk: BLC Visiting Scholar Annkristin Schwalb, Sept 18, 2023

The Digital Citizenship Education Concept for Teaching  English in Elementary Schools: Opportunities and Challenges of  Social Media


Visiting Scholar, Berkeley Language Center 

Monday, September 18, 2023
Zoom, 11-12pm

Meeting ID: 995 0192 3672 Passcode: FiTTalk 

The Council of Europe and the Standing Conference of Educational Ministers of Germany (KMK) both emphasize the importance of digital education for young children. Factors such as socio economic status, education, place of residence, gender, language – to name a few – dramatically  influence participation and reinforce the digital divide (Dudeney, Hockly, Pegrum 2014). The  tension that arises between curricular demands and the pressing matter of the participation gap was  the starting point for this action research project, which uses social media as an age-appropriate  tool to start a conversation about DCE with children. In my work, I address the following  questions: How well informed are fourth-grade students about social media? What do fourth grade  students already know about being, or becoming positive prosumers (cf. Schröder 2016: 209)? To  what extent can a developed teaching sequence initiate an awareness of digital citizenship  education (DCE) in children? This study is based on quantitative and qualitative data on students’ use of social media and their experiences and perceptions of these