Youth Making a Difference
(1997) defines the term 'literate as the practice of attaining 'critical
consciousness' and explains that literary education should be reconceptualised as a
site for dialogue, ideology critique and productive cultural action".
The iEARN Pakistan's 'Youth Volunteering and Community
Service Program' is a pioneering iEARN Alumni project that engages youth from iEARN partner
schools and alumni in service learning projects.
These projects are implemented by youth individually or in small groups
as part of
the iEARN online collaborative projects
Unlimited and The Good Deeds
Projects . The participating students are provided opportunities to
critically reflect on social issues they encounter and observe around
groups then addresses some of these social issues by making a short term action plan
and implement it. The students then reflect on their plans and outcomes in the form of a
report and present to a larger global audience via iEARN forums, local
meetings, seminars etc. . This process of reflection ,
dialogue and action is a contemporary example of critical literacy.
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collaboration and participation.
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