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Revista eleuthera

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Abstract

CALLE-ALVAREZ, Gerzon Yair  and  LOZANO-PRADA, Angelina. DIGITAL LITERACY IN THE EDUCATION OF CITIZENSHIP COMPETENCES IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Rev. eleuthera [online]. 2019, vol.20, pp.35-54. ISSN 2011-4532.  http://dx.doi.org/10.17151/eleu.2019.20.3.

Objective.

To describe the possibilities offered by the implementation of a didactic proposal of digital literacy in the training in citizenship competences that give meaning to the plurality, identity and assessment of differences for fifth grade students.

Methodology.

The applied method was action research because it favors the analysis of human actions in real social situations. Descriptive scope, in which 31 fifth grade students of a public educational school of the department of Antioquia, Colombia, participated in the implementation of a didactic sequence aimed at strengthening citizenship competences in a learning environment supported by ICTs. For the gathering of information, the field diary was applied.

Results.

The results show that it is necessary to develop the instrumental, cognitive and social competences in a didactic proposal of digital literacy for the training in citizenship competences.

Conclusions.

A collaborative environment mediated by ICTs contributes to the training in citizenship competences in the elementary school.

Keywords : digital literacy; elementary school; citizenship competences; didactic sequence.

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