Educating for democracy? The role of media and information literacy education for pupils in Swedish compulsory school

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Abstract

This paper reports a study of pupils’ experiences of media and information literacy education in five Swedish schools by answering the following overarching question, what roles do the teaching of information seeking and critical assessment of information play for pupils in their school-work as well as in their everyday life? Pupils in ninth grade were asked to fill in a questionnaire regarding their use of digital technology as well as their thoughts on media and information literacy education. The study shows that many pupils are knowledgeable about the terms of production pertaining to content in most online sources they mention. Still, infrastructural meaning-making that take into consideration issues of personalization, data integrity and surveillance, are largely lacking. The study also shows that the school’s teaching is central to the pupils’ development of a critical stance towards the information that they encounter online. These findings underline the importance of how schools choose to treat media and information literacy education. It is concerning then that infrastructural meaning-making is quite absent in the pupils’ responses.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Linnaeus University
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikationSustainable Digital Communities
Undertitel på gästpublikation15th International Conference, iConference 2020, Boras, Sweden, March 23–26, 2020, Proceedings
RedaktörerAnneli Sundqvist, Gerd Berget, Jan Nolin, Kjell Ivar Skjerdingstad
UtgivningsortCham
FörlagSpringer
Sidor307-326
ISBN (elektroniskt)978-3-030-43687-2
ISBN (tryckt)978-3-030-43686-5
StatusPublished - 2020
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa
EvenemangiConference 2020: Sustainable digital communities - Borås, Sverige
Varaktighet: 2020 mar 232020 mar 26
https://ischools.org/iConference

Publikationsserier

NamnLecture Notes in Computer Science
FörlagSpringer
Volym12051
ISSN (tryckt)0302-9743
ISSN (elektroniskt)1611-3349

Konferens

KonferensiConference 2020
LandSverige
OrtBorås
Period2020/03/232020/03/26
Internetadress

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Related projects

Olof Sundin & Hanna Carlsson

Internetstiftelsen i Sverige

2017/02/012018/04/01

Projekt: Forskning

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