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Questioning Matters: A digital media literacy project in the community

Teaching educators how to promote critical media literacy.

Project Poster

"It raised some questions that I might not otherwise have asked about digital content. I will definitely be sharing with my learners." Quote from Participant

This project helped adult literacy tutors promote critical media literacy in their teaching. The project developed a micro learning course on WhatsApp about media literacy in adult education. It encouraged tutors to make adult learners think about issues like poverty, migration, active citizenship, and community development.

The project took place between August and December 2023 in North Wicklow and Bray. 187 educators attended seven workshops, covering various topics and teaching materials.

Learners attended a 10-day micro-learning course and a conference. These activities led to the development of a 56-page learner magazine. 2,000 copies have been published so far.  

This project enhanced the skillset of a wide range of adult educators, including language tutors, prison support workers, and librarians.

ALL Director Yvonne McKenna launching the Questions Matter Adult Educators Conference in December 2023

"I found it very useful and there was a lot of terms used that I hadn’t heard before and I would use these in my classes. I particularly found the AI section very good and informative." Quote from Participant

This project was the result of a collaboration between 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World, the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA), Bray Area Partnership and Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board.

For more information, please contact Deirdre Gallagher, Kildare and Wicklow Regional Literacy Coordinator at  or call me at 087 188 4355

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