The November meeting of the Information Literacy Journal Club will meet on Tuesday 12 November at 12:00, Paris time (local time). It will be led by Maha Bali from the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo (AUC).
The topic is digital literacies from a feminist perspective. We will all read Maha Bali’s recently published article “Reimagining Digital Literacies from a Feminist Perspective in a Postcolonial Context”. The article is open access, and legally available through the link.
Here are a few questions to think about before the session:
- The article mentions some of the ways in which digital literacies intersect with, but are different from, media and info literacy. What are some of the areas you believe they intersect? What are some areas that are separate?
- The article talks about a feminist approach to critical thinking. To what extent have you seen this applied in other contexts? How do you feel it might apply to your own teaching or practice?
- What might be the risks or challenges of inserting a social justice perspective that looks at larger power structures into an info/media/digital literacies course?
- What are important elements of digital literacies needed in your context? How might this approach support or hinder their development?