Mapping, Coding, Learning: When Infographic Meets Digital Education –A Pilot Programme in Design School


Media Literacy and Media Education are two concepts that are now endorsed and become part of the academic lexicon of contemporary society internationally and seem to be recognised for all intents and purposes as new processes of education within formal or informal educational contexts. This process, however, cannot be self-taught and entrusted exclusively to the experiential practice of everyone, but requires forms of cultural mediation in educational contexts, especially for the development and practice of more sophisticated transversal digital skills. In this sense, a growing number of researchers in different disciplinary fields claim the need for a 'design twist' in educational practices, with "Design" playing a leading role in terms of notions, processes, and no less distinctive intelligence. The discipline of Design, through the artefacts of Information Design - like infographics - can assist such pedagogical activities, facilitating storytelling in the acquisition of new content and tools supporting the educator in guiding the learning. Starting from these premises, the contribution - through the case study of the Digital Education programme of the master’s in design, Multimedia and Visual Communication at Sapienza University - aims at critically reflecting on the relevance of disciplinary trespassing in the reconstruction of the methodologies of Design applied to future Digital Education. Contaminations useful for the research of new models, methods and processes that allow the design of new learning experiences aimed at the construction of democratic educational systems, inclusive and more adherent to contemporary challenges.

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Ida Cortoni, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Alessio Caccamo, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Carlotta Belluzzi Mus, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

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Conference: PCE2023
Stream: Curriculum Design & Development

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Cortoni I., Caccamo A., & Mus C. (2023) Mapping, Coding, Learning: When Infographic Meets Digital Education –A Pilot Programme in Design School ISSN: 2758-0962 The Paris Conference on Education 2023: Official Conference Proceedings
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