Exploring Critical Digital Literacy Dimensions: DATA LITERACY

The term “data” is becoming probably a sort of buzzword. What do we mean with “data”? How do you feel about the word “data”? And why should we need to be “data literate”?

Data Literacy has received great attention over the last few years in relation to school practices and has been identified as one of the dimensions of the DETECT Critical Digital LIteracies framework.

Although the issue of Data Protection is usually addressed by relevant policies at institutional level (mainly in relation to GDPR compliance) less attention has been paid to raising educators as well as students’ awareness regarding the various aspects and sub-dimensions of data literacy. Within the DETECT project the aim is to develop educators’ understandings of the multifacet issue of data literacy and also support them with enhancing their students’ practices in relation to data protection.

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