Media competence

Computational Thinking – where do Swiss schools stand today?

12. June 2019 / Information society / Media competence

Swiss schools across the country are currently implementing a broad range of activities to teach computational thinking. However, schools still differ in their implementation of computational thinking activities. While some schools are trailblazing, others are just getting started.

digitalswitzerland.com

Report: Hacking Online Hate

21. February 2019 / Publication / Media competence / International

Online hate speech is a growing problem. The report “Hacking Online Hate: Building an Evidence Base for Educators” provides a definition of what online hate speech is, while developing an education approach that enables children, young people and teachers to understand and respond to it.

www.hackinghate.eu

Kindergarten kids to get data protection lessons

1. February 2019 / Didactical resource / Media competence

Children in canton Zurich aged as young as 4 to 9 could soon be learning about data protection and privacy issues, in one of the first projects of its kind in Europe. The teaching material has been developed by the Zurich University of Teacher Education.

www.swissinfo.ch

11 key readings on children’s data and privacy online

7. January 2019 / Publication / Media competence

S. Livingstone, R. Nandagiri and M. Stoilova highlight 11 studies that they have found valuable for insights regarding how children conceptualise privacy, their interactions with digital environments as they negotiate privacy and their understandings of data.

blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject

SELFIE for schools

29. October 2018 / Media competence

SELFIE is a free, easy-to-use tool to help schools assess where they stand with learning in the digital age. It can highlight what’s working well, where improvement is needed and what the priorities should be. The tool is currently available in the 24 official languages of the European Union.

ec.europa.eu

Europe Code Week

6. September 2018 / Event / Media competence

EU Code Week, which runs from 6 to 21 October, aims to encourage people in all age groups to learn how to code and teach them the basics in a fun way. Workshops will be offered all over Europe. Events taking place in Switzerland are listed on the website.

codeweek.eu

2018 Youth Barometer

30. August 2018 / Publication / Media competence

The Credit Suisse report examines the attitudes of young people between 16 and 25 in Brazil, Singapore, Switzerland and the USA. It is apparent that the digital native generation takes an ambivalent view of the digital revolution.

www.credit-suisse.com

Digital Day 2018

27. August 2018 / Media competence / STEM

How is digitization changing our world view? How does it influence our everyday lives? On 25 October, at 12 locations in Switzerland, our second Digital Day will bring the topic of digitization to life. Topics range from Education. Work 4.0, data, health and mobility through to media and news.

www.digitaltag.swiss

Data protection game

14. May 2018 / Didactical resource / Media competence

Developed by Canada’s Center for Digital and Media Literacy, the game Data Defenders gives young people an introduction to management and protection of their personal data on websites and in apps. It is available in French and English and accompanied by a guideline for teachers.

habilomedias.ca

Seven policies for the school of tomorrow

12. February 2018 / Publication / Media competence

economiesuisse published (in the national languages) seven pieces of advice, on how education policies can help the education system to successfully make the digital transformation. One example: the disciplines mathematics and German in primary school should be taught by digital means.

www.economiesuisse.ch (German)

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