Discovering a love for literature through digital collaboration and creativity (AMORES)

Anna, a 11 year old primary school student from Poland, used to read rarely in her own time and would be embarrassed if their friends saw her reading. Imagine, this year Anna’s Polish teacher and her class participate in AMORES project. Now Anna reads a lot at home and participates in collaborative work with her peers on creating e-artefacts inspired by literature. Yesterday her group finished a cartoon on Jánošík, the “Polish Robin Hood”, and published it online. Tomorrow during Polish class they will discuss the cartoon with their peers from the United Kingdom via videoconference. Anna is looking forward to it.

More than a fifth of children and young people (22%) rarely or never read in their own time and nearly a fifth (17%) would be embarrassed if their friends saw them reading. Many school students lack knowledge of national and European literature. Teachers find it hard to interest children in reading literature, but agree that the use of ICT could help raise the level of students’ interest. However, in order to implement ICT in literacy teaching teachers not only need expertise in using ICT, but also innovative methodology that would exploit the use of ICT for reading and learning literature.

Based on the above, the AMORES project focuses on improving literature learning across Europe by improving students engagement with literature through a methodology based on interactive and collaborative use of ICT as well as on improving digital literacies of both students and teachers through the creation of e-artefacts, critical reflection on their production and their use in social participation.

Storyteller: Gregorz Grodek, 36,6 Competence Centre, Łódź, Poland— partner in the Erasmus+ project GuLL

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Guerilla Literacy Learning is a project co-funded from Erasmus+ (Agreement no. 2014–1-BE02-KA200–000472)