Future and digital literacies: transformative learning experiences in northeast Mexico
Santillan Rosas, Irais Monserrat
González Nieto, Noé Abraham
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This paper builds toward the convergence of future and digital literacies as catalysts for transformative learning experiences. Based on a systematic analysis of qualitative data obtained from an entrepreneurship digital program with women from marginalized communities in Northeast Mexico (Monterrey), we examine the transformative potential of education. This is done with the use of a participatory action research paradigm and a decolonial perspective with the use of participant observation, semi-structured interviews and ethnographic tools. This study systematizes the experiences of a group of women who transformed their living conditions with the technological intervention and meaningful learning experiences, highlighting their life stories and success cases. This research evidences that future and digital literacies are key components to developing transformative learning experiences that have an impact on a community's social and economic improvement to think about different and possible lifestyles. Results also show the personal and learning profile of each participant and its relationship with the development of a specific scenario on the intersection of the skills in the areas of future and digital literacies. Discussions are built toward the possibilities of improving people’s present conditions when enhancing their future and digital skills. Thus, a component of social transformation and educational innovation and technology is present throughout the text.
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