DigiLitEY Cost Action

This blog is related to the COST Action ‘DigiLitEY’. The aim of the Action is to develop a network of researchers focusing on young children’s digital literacy and multimodal practices.

We will focus on children aged from birth to eight, an age group for which there has been comparatively little research in this area (Grimes and Fields, 2012; Holloway, Green & Livingstone, 2013). The early years provide crucial foundations for lifelong literacy learning, therefore it is important to ensure early education policy and practice across EU countries are developed in order to equip our youngest citizens with the skills and knowledge needed in a digitally-mediated era.

Across Europe, there is currently a scarcity of research data on the extent, range and potency of young children’s engagement with new media devices in homes and communities and the data available is concentrated in a few countries. We will address this gap in knowledge by building a framework for collaborative research teams to share expertise and develop coordinated research agendas.

For further information about the Action, see our website.

 

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