In addition to their specific content and knowledge, the subjects and short courses of junior cycle provide students with opportunities to develop a range of key skills. This course offers opportunities to support all key skills but some are particularly significant. The examples below identify some of the elements that are related to learning activities in Digital Media Literacy. The 8 key skills are set out in detail in Key Skills of Junior Cycle.
Key skill element
Student learning activity
Stimulating creativity using digital technology
Students examine different digital technologies and communication tools to understand how they are used creatively to convey messages.
Use digital technology to communicate
Students use digital technologies, communication tools and the internet to research topics of interest to them and to express, share and present their opinions on these topics, taking into account different audiences
Managing information and thinking
Using digital technology to access, manage and share content
Students search and evaluate content in different digital formats online.
Using digital technology to manage myself and my learning
Working with others
Working with others through digital technology
Students work collaboratively using digital technologies e.g. providing feedback to peers.