Informal learning, media literacy and social inclusion. Description of an experience


  • María Teresa Ribeiro Pessoa Universidad de Coimbra
  • María José Hernández Serrano Universidad de Salamanca
  • José Manuel Muñoz Rodríguez Universidad de Salamanca

Palabras clave:

Informal Education, Web 2.0, Media Literacy, Cross competences, Social Inclusion


The paper describes the experience of an informal education European project, which uses the possibilities of interactive social media, Web 2.0, to create a training methodology          –community reporting- that promotes social inclusion through media literacy aiming at building active citizens. The theory of Cognitive Fle xibility serves as theoretical basis of the project learning platform, where digital and social skills are acquired over a virtual learning journey, from which different paths of informal learning can be generated and be inspiring for other teachers. Impac       ts from the innovation of this experience verified the potential of social media to create ubiquitous learning spaces for collaborative interact ion and community building. Conclusions reinforce the need to include in the educational agenda the opportunities of informal learning and media literacy for social inclusion.