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In November, I was invited to run a workshop on Children's and Young People's Rights in the Digital Age. The session was organised by FANS Youth Film Festival and Document Human Rights Film Festival. The purpose of the workshop was to discuss the the 5Rights...

The future of Brexit was one of the key themes of this year's Festival of Politics. This annual event takes place at the Scottish Parliament and its aim is to 'provoke and inspire people of all ages and from every walk of life to listen, engage and debate'. In October...

Paper presented at ISIC2018 in Krakow: 'Digital youth work: youth workers' balancing act between digital innovation and digital literacy insecurity'.

Authors: Alicja Pawluczuk, Hazel Hall, Gemma Webster and Colin Smith - Edinburgh Napier University 

Purpose: The aim of t...

 

Children’s and young people's participation has always been at the centre of work and is now, a key element of my doctoral research study.

As a digital community practitioner (in my pre-academia life), I’d often to refer to the Convention of the Rights of the Child (C...

It was a sunny afternoon in Edinburgh and I was having a cup of coffee with my friend. Suddenly, he reacted to a short video clip appearing on his smartphone, tagged as #mentalhealthawarnesweek“.

“You know - he said, while scrolling down his social media feed - I’ve rec...

Are you a digital community practitioner and not sure how to measure the impact of your projects? Are looking for a perfect solution to your dig-evaluation problem? Sadly, there isn't one. 

Although this blog post will not provide a straight forward answer to...

In May 2018, I had an opportunity to co-organise the 8th edition of the Information Science Doctoral Colloquium in Edinburgh. The iDocQ colloquium is aimed at students studying towards PhDs in information science and other related disciplines.

This year’s event took pl...

In February, I shared some of my preliminary data findings during EU Digital Youth Worker's meeting in Finland. The purpose of my video presentation was to contribute to the discussion on impact and evaluation of digital youth work.

The purpose of the Digital Youth Work...

I tend to have a quite positive outlook on the impact of digital technologies on society. Both in my practical digital inclusion work and PhD research, I have witnessed inspiring examples of positive social change which took place thanks to human-computer interactions....

Are you a youth worker/artist using digital technologies in your practice? Would you like to learn more about the social impact of your work?

Young Evaluators Workshops will be touring around Scotland between February and May 2018. Join our Young Evaluators Army - toge...

Another year, another set of exciting conferences. In March 2018, I’m going to Barcelona to present my research paper titled “Social impact evaluations of digital youth work: tensions between vision and reality” at the Transmedia Literacy. 

Transmedia Literacy will take...

I'm currently away from my Scotland [and my PhD desk]. I decided to take a moment to summarise my PhD existence over the last 12 months. Most of the articles that I recently read tend to focus on "how terrible the 2017 has been". That is why, I decided to highligh...

To celebrate this year’s women day, I decided to write about women that inspire me in my work and every-day life. In this blog post, I’m going to talk about 10 inspirational females, whose work or presence has had a positive impact on my life. Firstly, my list will cov...

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Dr Alicja Pawluczuk

Alicja’s research and community education practice focuses on digital inclusion, digital, and data literacy. She is a founding director of the digital inclusion and digital storytelling collective Digital Beez. Through the use of participatory, critical and multidisciplinary approaches, she aims to examine the power dynamics associated with the digital and data divides.

Alicja’s digital inclusion practice is rooted in the areas of democratic education and community development. She has extensive experience in digital inclusion community projects design, facilitation, and evaluation. Both her community engagement practice and her research are characterised by the use of experimental and interactive methodologies. Over the last 10 years, her work has been responding and changing in accordance with the contexts of digitalization of society. Alicja has a track record of peer-reviewed publications and cross-disciplinary public engagement activities. Both her research and practice are characterised with the use of experimental and creative methods. She has managed and contributed to digital literacy and digital inclusion and learning projects with the United Nations, the Council of Europe, and Erasmus.

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