The DAISSy Reserach Group of the Hellenic Open University (HOU), the Greek patner, presented the european project Creative Audiovisual Lab for the promotion of critical thinking and media literacy (CrAL) at the national multiplier event entitled “Enhancing teachers’ digital skills and creativity”. The event was organized in the context of another Erasmus+ project, the “CrowdDreaming – Youth co-create digital culture”, and due to the COVID-19 restrictions it took place online on the 14th April 2021, attracting more than 50 representatives of educational, cultural and policy making sectors in Greece.
Following a series of presentations on projects’ results and general actions targeting the educational community, CrAL has been presented at the last part of the event as a newly initiated European project. Its main aim, i.e. to enhance the digital skills, creativity, critical thinking and media literacy of both teachers and students via audiovisual creative writing and reading, as well as the project’s partnership, funding, structure, target groups, benefits for the educational community and all other main elements have been analyzed.
CrAL’s presentation received a most positive feedback from both the participants as well as the event’s facilitator, with a number of teachers’ even expressing their interest to learn more and participate at the trainings that will follow within the project’s context.