Pedagogical trails for citizenship in the development of MIL Cities
Capítulo do livro "From smart cities to MIL cities : metrics inspired by UNESCO’s vision" de Yanaze e Chibás Ortiz (Orgs.) (2020).
When discussing about smart cities, it is part of our common sense that the massive amount of data resulted continuously about cities (big data) must be extracted, filtered, structured and systematized to compose relevant key performance indicators (metrics) and strategic. In the case of MIL Cities, that is media and information literacy in the context of cities, the essence lies in the empowerment of these indicators in order to promote the transformative action by the various agents of the context of social structures, focusing on the enhancement of the common good. Thus, it is possible to consider, that the concept of MIL Cities is directly linked to citizenship education, as literacy presupposes reading, understanding, the ability to argue and oppose, and the creation of new content: only a conscious and literate citizen can overlap the quantitative metric of the rate of schools per city dweller for meaningful discussion of what is quality integral education. This chapter proposes to discuss what citizenship education is and its relation to media literacy, proposing the application of gamification in the construction of pedagogical trails that support the concept of MIL Cities, enhancing the processes of awareness, contextualization, reflection, proposition and sharing.