Training schools

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Training school three

The third DigiLitEY training school took place at the University of Sheffield, UK, 7–8 March 2018.

This two-day training school on makerspaces, shared the emergent findings from the ‘MakEY’ project ( and gave trainees the opportunity to practice various ‘making activities’ including creating virtual 3D representations of clay models that could then be 3D printed. The training school also included a panel discussion on methodologies trainees presented the topics listed below.

Media and digital literacy in kindergarten (PDF, 206KB)

In search of effective digital storytelling techniques (PDF, 1.1MB)

Insights into data analysis (PDF, 571KB)

Literacy learning from school to home (PDF, 1.5MB)

Makerspace and the library (PDF, 839KB)

Mobile learning in scenarios (PDF, 1.1MB)

Smart toys in digital homes (PDF, 3.3MB)

Strategies for ethical participation of children up to eight years in qualitative research (PDF, 874KB)

Young children’s joyful engagement with digital literacies in creative endeavours (PDF, 732KB)

Working with libraries to explore the affordances of makerspaces (PDF, 143KB)

Video: DigiLitEY training school on makerspaces

Training school two

The second DigiLitEY training school took place at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, La Cristalera, Madrid, Spain 1113 June 2017.

This three-day intensive summer advanced postgraduate students and early stage researchers and provided an opportunity to explore emerging methodological issues in the study of young children’s digital literacies. The training school paid particular attention to collaborative, spatially-oriented and multimodal forms of research and children’s engagement with digital media and devices in community and out-of-school settings.

Workshops included:

  • Collaborative research with children in communities.

  • Collaborative design and learning.

  • Children in the digital home.

  • Children, public space and the city in the digital world.

Report: DigiLitEY summer school 2017 – a collective report (PDF, 3.5MB)

Training school one

The first DigiLitEY training school took place at the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal 68 June 2016.

The training school focused on the following themes:

  • Young children’s digital literacy practices in homes, communities and informal learning spaces.

  • Young children’s digital literacy practices in early education settings.

  • Affordances of reading and writing on screen for young children, including those with needs such as visual and hearing impairments.

  • The relationship of online and offline digital literacy practices.

See the full programme (PDF, 222KB)

Abstracts for keynotes (PDF, 84KB)

Ebook: The digital literacy and multimodal practices of young children: engaging with emergent research. Proceedings of the first training school of Cost Action IS1410. University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, 68 June 2016.
Full proceedings (PDF, 8.8MB)