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Learning to Live with Datafication
Educational Case Studies and Initiatives from Across the World

ISBN 9780367683078
Published March 21, 2022 by Routledge
236 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

As digital technologies play a key role across all aspects of our societies and in everyday life, teaching students about data is becoming increasingly important in schools and universities around the world. Bringing together international case studies of innovative responses to datafication, this book sets an agenda for how teachers, students and policy makers can best understand what kind of educational intervention works and why.

Learning to Live with Datafication is unique in its focus on educational responses to datafication as well as critical analysis. Through case studies grounded in empirical research and practice, the book explores the dimensions of datafication from diverse perspectives that bring in a range of cultural aspects. It examines how educators conceptualise the social implications of datafication and what is at stake for learners and citizens as educational institutions try to define what datafication will mean for the next generation.

Written by international leaders in this emerging field, this book will be of interest to teacher educators, researchers and post graduate students in education who have an interest in datafication and data literacies.

Table of Contents

1. Learning to live well with data: Concepts and challenges

Luci Pangrazio and Julian Sefton-Green

2. Datafication and the role of schooling: challenging the status quo

Rebecca Eynon

3. Turn off your camera and turn on your privacy: A case study about Zoom and digital education in South American countries.

Cristobal Cobo and Pablo Rivera-Vargas

4. Data classes: an investigation of the people that ‘do data’ in schools

Neil Selwyn, Luci Pangrazio & Bronwyn Cumbo

5. Educators’ data literacy: understanding the bigger picture

Juliana E. Raffaghelli

6. Datafication, Educational Platforms, and Proceduralized Ideologies

Earl Aguilera & Roberto S. de Roock

7. The tipping point in the platformization of Dutch public education? How to approach platformization from a values-based perspective

Niels Kerssens & Mariëtte de Haan

8."The Beatles with the Lower Score, it Breaks my Heart": Framing a Media Education Response to Datafication and Algorithmic Recommendations in Digital Media Infrastructures

Jérémy Grosman, Jerry Jacques, & Anne-Sophie Collard

9. Critical Algorithm Literacy Education in the Age of Digital Platforms: teaching children to understand YouTube recommendation algorithms

Hyeon-Seon Jeong, Yeonju Oh and Amie Kim

10. Emerging from the Shadows of Datafication: A Favorable Turn for Cultural Studies

Luo Xiaoming

11. Children’s privacy and digital literacy across cultures: implications for education and regulation

Sonia Livingstone, Monica Bulger, Patrick Burton, Emma Day, Eva Lievens, Ingrida Milkaite, Tom De Leyn, Marijn Martens, Ricarose Roque, Katharine Sarikakis, Mariya Stoilova and Ralf De Wolf

12. Conclusion: Learning to live better with data

Julian Sefton-Green and Luci Pangrazio

Afterword: The future of datafication in education? Clouds, bodies, and ethics

Ben Williamson

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Luci Pangrazio is a senior lecturer and Alfred Deakin postdoctoral research fellow at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. Her research studies personal data and privacy, the politics of digital platforms and young people’s critical understandings of digital media. She is currently researching methods for visualising and understanding digital data for educational purposes. Her book Young People’s Literacies in the Digital Age: Continuities, Conflicts and Contradictions was published in 2019 by Routledge.

Julian Sefton-Green is a Professor of New Media Education at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. He has worked as an independent scholar and has held positions at the Department of Media & Communication, London School of Economics & Political Science, and at the University of Oslo. He has researched and written widely on many aspects of media education, new technologies, creativity, digital cultures and informal learning and has authored, co-authored or edited 18 books and has spoken at over 50 conferences in over 20 countries.

Both editors are chief investigators at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child.


"This excellent collection, Learning to Live with Datafication: Educational Case Studies and Initiatives from Across the World, emphasizes the necessity of research that focuses on situated effects, uses, and interpretations of data-driven technologies in education. It asks important questions about the experiences of living, teaching and learning in datafied systems, how datafication might evolve in the future, what should be done about it, and calls for informed critical discussion about how teaching and learning might be strengthened by datafication."

Professor Ben Williamson, Chancellor’s Fellow at the Centre for Research in Digital Education, University of Edinburgh, UK