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Chapter 12 - Developing and Delivering Data Literacy

Yates, S. & Carmi, E. ORCID: 0000-0003-1108-2075 (2024). Chapter 12 - Developing and Delivering Data Literacy. In: Yates, S. & Carmi, E. ORCID: 0000-0003-1108-2075 (Eds.), Digital Inclusion: International Policy and Research. Palgrave Studies in Digital Inequalities. (pp. 249-273). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-28930-9_12


In this chapter we present our own work on developing the idea of Data Literacy and reflect on the potential to develop democratic education for data citizenship. In our work we link ideas from Dewey (New Republic 61:294–296, 1930) and Freire (Pedagogy of the oppressed (revised). Continuum, 1970/1996), with ideas from Nussbaum (Int Stud Rev 4(2), 123–135, 2002) and Sen (The idea of justice. Harvard University Press, 2009), to consider how we move towards a more just datafied society (see Carmi E, Yates S, Int J Commun 17:3619–3637, 2023). We argue that Data Literacy and Data Citizenship interventions need to build on a deep understanding of their audience and their journey towards greater data citizenship and awareness of issues in our datafied society. The chapter sets out seven principles for the development of Data Literacy and data citizenship support interventions and explores approaches to their development.

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Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Departments: School of Policy & Global Affairs
School of Policy & Global Affairs > Sociology & Criminology
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