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Digital Resistance

DIGIRES logo, a computer screen with the letters

Period: 15.06.2018–31.10.2019

Funding: EU/CoE Joint Programme for international cooperation projects „Democratic and Inclusive School Culture in Operation“ (DISCO)

Project website:­n/web/charter-edc-hre-pilot-projects/digital-resistance

Overall objective

To promote digital citizenship of pupils by supporting the development of digital skills and competences through inquiry-based learning methods and by using peer-education to build a “pupil’s community of digital citizens”

Specific objectives
  • To raise awareness on issues such as discrimination, indoctrination and fake news found in the online environment and the influence of social media on politics and civil society
  • To enhance pupils’ digital skills, competences, values and attitudes
    • teaching them how to analyse the media in an objective way and consume digital media critically,
    • helping them to develop an objective point of view and to question news-networks realising when a news or information is delivered uncritically from a single viewpoint.
  • To encourage pupils’ use of creative and digital methods when presenting and elaborating relevant topics
  • To foster the use of peer education paying particular attention to the “education triangle” of  teachers, students and parents
  • To build a community named “pupil’s community of digital citizens” where good practices from the participating countries will be shared
Outputs/expected results
  • An inquiry-based learning strategy to enhance digital competences and critical thinking when consuming digital media and online content. This strategy will be available in the form of a digital handbook for teacher training.
  • Teacher training implemented in all participating countries in association with partner schools. Two partner-schools in each participating country.
  • Pupil’s assignment using inquiry-based learning: pupils will create outputs in the form of videos, vlogs, blogs, short movies, posters and online presentations that will be published on an online platform
  • A “pupil’s community of digital citizens” will be established where pupils can get in touch with pupils from other countries and present their outputs. This platform that supports peer-to-peer learning, will allow pupils to exchange knowledge, good practices and share ideas.  
  • A concrete model to evaluate peer-learning-process will also be developed.
  • In each participating country, a dissemination event will be organised to present the selected outputs of the inquiry-based learning produced by pupils and to promote the method
Staff involved from the University of Vienna
  • Lead: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dirk Lange
  • Scientific staff: Marco Mogiani MA, Alessandra Santoianni MSc, Johanna Urban BA MA
  • Administration: Johanna Urban BA MA
Implementing organisations:
  • Leibniz University of Hannover (Germany)
  • University of Pavia (Italy)
  • University of Vienna (Austria)
  • 1st EPAL Korydallou/Athens – Public VET school (Greece)
  • Buzau County School Inspectorate (Romania)
Partnering schools in Austria

Impressions from the peer day of action in Steyr in September 2019

Impressions from the partner meeting in Athens in June 2019

Impressions from the partner meeting in Pavia in April 2019

Impressions from the first teacher training on "fake news"

Impressions from the Kick-Off Meeting in Strasbourg in April 2018