Fostering the development of competencies in Media and Information Literacy (MIL) and critical thinking, is key to support citizens to actively and positively engage in our democratic society.
The ALiVE project aims to provide an innovative learning opportunity that addresses the need to improve the social and lifelong learning skills of adults over 45. Specifically, to provide them with the tools and knowledge they lack to consciously consume media and information, to engage in today’s online media world, and to avoid misinformation and disinformation. This is especially relevant today, as the world is witnessing an unprecedented increase of polarization, hate speech and extremism, challenging human rights and disrupting solidarity and inclusivity of all groups of people. Thus, the focus of the ALiVE project is put in supporting seniors to gain the so called “21st century skills” and to became truly informed digital citizens that have the knowledge and digital skills to become active participants in society.
ALiVE will engage seniors in the development of a Methodological Framework of competencies in MIL, to later develop a curriculum and interactive learning materials that will focus on the competencies that they need. The content will be available in the Learning Stations in the metaverse, that will be piloted with seniors and accessible to any citizen. The Learning Stations will be hosted in a 3D virtual space, to provide an immersive learning experience, the start of a growing virtual community of learners.