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Exploiting transmedia skills and informal learning strategies to improve formal education

Objective

The aims of the TRANSLITERACY project are to understand how teenagers are learning outside the school and to introduce those experiences into it. The ethnographic identification and analysis of the (trans)media skills will be at the centre of the research program. Once identified the informal learning strategies applied by young people outside the formal institutions, the team will translate them into a series of proposals to be implemented into the schools.

The TRANSLITERACY Project will involve an interdisciplinary group of 25 senior and junior researchers with sound experience in fields such as media literacy, transmedia storytelling, user-generated contents and participatory culture, ludology, traditional and virtual ethnography, pedagogy and innovation in education. The research will focus on the following set of skills:

• Problem-solving strategies developed by teens in video gaming (Videogame literacy)
• Content creation, production and sharing strategies developed by teens in fan fiction (Participatory culture literacy).
• Content creation, production and sharing strategies developed by teens in social media (Web / social networks literacy).

The research will focus on 12-18 years old teens, an age characterized by a short but intensive experience in the use of new media and digital technologies. The fieldwork –based on surveys, interviews, focus groups, participant observation, and online activities analysis- will be simultaneously developed in 9 countries: Australia, Colombia, Finland, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, and Uruguay. The duration of the research will be 3 years.

After mapping the transmedia practices and informal learning strategies the team will produce an open and customizable Teacher’s Kit based on the outputs of the research. The kit will propose learning strategies and activities to be developed with students into the schools.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2014-1

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA
Net EU contribution
€ 410 156,00
Address
Placa De La Merce, 10-12
08002 Barcelona
Spain

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25

Participants (8)

FUNDACIO PER A LA UNIVERSITAT OBERTA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 53 750,00
Address
Avenida Tibidabo 39
08035 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 92 733,00
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,75
JYVASKYLAN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 93 125,00
Address
Seminaarinkatu 15
40100 Jyvaskyla

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Region
Manner-Suomi Länsi-Suomi Keski-Suomi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 82 656,00
Address
Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga

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Region
Continente Norte Cávado
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
UNIVERSIDAD DE LA REPUBLICA
Uruguay
Net EU contribution
€ 120 468,00
Address
Avenida 18 De Julio 1824
11200 Montevideo

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,75
PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD JAVERIANA
Colombia
Net EU contribution
€ 75 468,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,75
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 96 883,00
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,75
ARS MEDIA SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 41 250,00
Address
Corso Francia 19
10138 Turin

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00