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MIMNA Project


The MIMNA project is an interdisciplinary action-research project, intersecting the Unaccompanied and Separated Children’s informational needs and the professionals’ transmission needs. The various field analyses carried out as part of this project served as a basis for the formalization of principles and strategies of mediation of knowledge that can guarantee a real child-friendly information to UASC. By child-friendly information we mean that information allows the UASC not only to activate meaning but also to appropriate himself or herself information and build knowledge that is meaningful to him or her [1].

[1] We join the mediation of knowledge process developed by Fabre & Gardiès. It gives a central place to the receiver in informational devices : « Si l’information est considérée comme un contenu cognitif situé dans un processus de communication où le récepteur a un rôle primordial d’activation, d’interprétation et d’appropriation « les nouveaux processus de médiation doivent, [..], prendre en compte l’activation du sens par le récepteur […], pour lui permettre d’appréhender et s’approprier l’information afin de construire des connaissances signifiantes pour lui » (Fabre & Gardiès, 2010 cité par Gardiès & Rinaudo, 2015). ["If the information is considered as cognitive content located in a process of communication where the receiver has a primary role of activation, interpretation and appropriation", the new processes of mediation must, [...], take into account the activation of meaning by the receiver[...], to allow him to apprehend and appropriate himself or herself information in order to build meaningful knowledge for him or her"] (our translatation)

Submitted on January 25, 2024

Updated on January 29, 2024