The British Council is organising a series of online webinars for teachers of English in Korea.
The second webinar was held on 24 March. The presenter explained about the concept of L2 digital literacy and how it is applied in the new curriculum including some examples of English lessons that cultivate the levels of digital literacy.
The recording, presentation file and Q&A are available on the top and bottom of this page.
Teacher takeaway series 2
- Date: Friday 24 March 2023
- Time: 20.00–21.00
- Theme: Instructional Principles and Practices of English Digital Literacy
- Presenter: Professor Heyoung Kim, Chung-Ang University
- Participation Fee: free
- Language: Korean
More information on the webinar
Digital literacy encompasses more than just the ability to use technology. It is a new type of literacy required for living in societies that have undergone digital transformation, and includes the skills needed to read and write in a digital context. In this webinar, the concept of L2 digital literacy is discussed from the perspective of competency-centered education, as highlighted in the 2022 Revised National Curriculum, and how this approach is applied in the new curriculum is explained. Moreover, the webinar outlines some examples of lessons that cultivate the levels of digital literacy required in a rapidly changing society, including guidance and principles for elementary, middle, and high school classes.
Heyoung Kim is a professor in the English Education Department at Chung-Ang University. She has studied Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) extensively and taught related courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels over the past 20 years. She has conducted more than 100 workshops, teacher training seminars, and conference presentations related to technology and English education. Her recent research interests include digital literacy, artificial intelligence chatbots for English language learning, and technology-integrated curriculum design. She has also developed an ‘AI chatbot, Ellie’ for English speaking practice for primary, middle, and high school students. She recently participated in the development of the 2022 Revised National Curriculum and has written instructional principles for guiding digital literacy.