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TITLE: A decolonial perspective on digital literacy 

author(s): Nucci, L.B. & Mizan, S.

ABSTRACT: A research proposal at the master's level is presented here, linked to to the research line “Language and New Contexts”, of the Graduate Program in Letters, School of Philosophy, Letters and Human Sciences, Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP). This is research in the field of applied linguistics, based on implications of digital literacy. The main objective of the research is to investigate how the conditions of access, or not, to the internet left the students of a 6th grade class, of elementary school II, from the state school Rotary, located in Guarulhos-São Paulo, on the sidelines. Therefore, this text focuses on "A decolonial perspective of digital literacy", in dialogue with the abyssal lines, considering "this side", in this case, the socioeconomic reality of millions of students in Brazilian public schools, who are at a disadvantage , had their studies interrupted and their learning compromised by COVID-19, so that students were left without support due to the lack of both internet and technological devices in their homes. To carry out the investigation proposed here, we chose to use a qualitative and quantitative research at the same time. It is constituted as a corpus of the research, a questionnaire, with open and closed questions that will be applied to the students of the already mentioned class. As a research problem, we sought to ask how and in what way the socioeconomic impacts affected the continuity of the studies of these 6th grade students, considering the means of access to digital literacy.

KEYWORDS: Digital Literacy, Decolonial approach, COVID- 19, Pandemic.

CITATION: Nucci, L.B. & Mizan, S. A decolonial perspective on digital literacy. The Academic Society Journal, 7(2) 61-67, 2023. DOI:

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