The D3 project is focused on the use of digital technologies, open data and key competences in schools. The goal is to address skills mismatches whereby young people leave school with low or no levels of data literacy, as defined by the EU DigComp Conceptual reference model, as well as relating directly to citizenship through digital technologies. These skills gaps have been recognized by the EC as critical to transform education and consequently economic and social conditions across Europe.
D3 stresses the fact that all students need digital citizenship skills to participate fully in their communities and make smart choices online and in life. As a result, D3 – Developing Digital Data literacy aims at empowering learners to be active citizens with others in online spaces and showing that digital citizenship goes beyond personal responsibility requiring innovative pedagogies and methods for teaching, learning and assessment.
The D3 project is designed to apply the framework of a digital citizenship educational paradigm, by providing innovative mechanisms (curricula and engagement structures) resulting in learning and engagement opportunities to integrate digital technologies and open data in schools.
As a result, the project will produce the following outputs:
IO1: Review school curricula and qualifications, open data tools
This review is relates to the EC Digicomp framework and provides a capacity building tool by identifying opportunities to integrate open data and digital data tools into secondary schools and responsive to the “digital data skills” gaps.
IO2: Teacher Training Course
The training course will focus on competences related to digital technologies and data literacy key competences in initial and continuing teacher education and training
IO3: Teaching resources on democratic engagement and open data
These teaching resources will provide blueprints for teachers to use digital data and information tools to help build critical engagement and active citizenship.
IO4: A Gallery of Case studies
These will aim to demonstrate pedagogical approaches dor developing digital data literacy in secondary schools. A series of Multiplier events will be organized to promote and share these outputs and engage and enthuse teachers and educators to adopt ‘digital data literacy’ with ‘active citizenship activities’ in school situations.