In this presentation, Emily will discuss her research with the ISS institute that focuses on best practice pedagogies of digital literacy skills for adult EAL migrant and refugee learners within the community-based education setting. This cohort encounter significant challenges with digital devices that give them access to information allowing them to participate fully in everyday life, employment and education opportunities in Australia. Despite the obvious need to build these skills, many educators have not yet been equipped with the relevant teaching strategies. This presentation is an opportunity to share strategies and tools for teaching digital literacy, with the aim of supporting teachers to build digital resilience in their own practice and within their students.
Emily Tucker teaches EAL and digital literacy to beginner level migrants and refugees at Carringbush Adult Education. She has taught EAL in Japan, Spain and Australia. She holds a Masters in Applied Linguistics. Emily is currently completing a fellowship with the ISS Institute.