The Media Ethics Lab is planning to host a one-day design thinking event with community, private and public stakeholders to develop a framework applicable to our topic: Literacy Now: designing building blocks for education and civic engagement in the digital age. In these one-day design thinking event, we will build on existing initiatives and design new ones to encourage advocacy, youth leadership, civic engagement, sustainability, and ethical practices in order to fill perceived gaps in current approaches to education and technology.
Participants will inquire into the status quo, identify patterns, and work toward building concrete steps (a framework based on “principles,” “tools,” or “building blocks”) relevant to enhancing literacy. The goal is to reinforce a sustainable and ethical future by leveraging relevant expertise, diverse perspectives, and a practical, design approach.

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