Workshop: Critical Data Literacy in Initial and Further Teaching Training

On 23 and 24 June 2022, UNBLACK THE BOX organised a workshop in Hamburg, funded by the Helmut-Schmidt University Hamburg (HSU) and the Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education Frankfurt/Main (DIPF). The workshop focused on critical data literacy in initial and further teacher training. The goal was not only to discuss the concept of critical data literacy, but also to bring together ongoing projects from teacher training in Germany which already address this topic.

Although a growing number of initiatives in initial and further teacher training address ‘data literacy’, most of these take a functional perspective (e.g. meaningful data usage), and a critical reflection of the implications of data technologies in terms of a critical data literacy is often missing. Also an understanding and scrutiny of the use of data technologies in educational settings is hardly fostered as yet. Through the workshop, we were able to get to know a number of highly interesting pioneer projects that focus on fostering digital sovereignty in the sense of a critical data literacy.