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Exploiting transmedia skills and informal learning strategies to improve formal education

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 645238

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2015

  • End date

    31 March 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 066 492,50

  • EU contribution

    € 1 066 489

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA

Spain

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.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA

Address

Placa De La Merce, 10-12
08002 Barcelona

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 410 156

Participants (8)

FUNDACIO PER A LA UNIVERSITAT OBERTA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 53 750

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 92 733

JYVASKYLAN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 93 125

UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 82 656

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA REPUBLICA

Uruguay

EU Contribution

€ 120 468

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD JAVERIANA

Colombia

EU Contribution

€ 75 468

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 96 883

ARS MEDIA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 41 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 645238

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2015

  • End date

    31 March 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 066 492,50

  • EU contribution

    € 1 066 489

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA

Spain