Developing Data Literacy with Adolescents: Supporting Youth as Authors, Architects, and Interpreters of Data: Amy Storniauolo

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This talk will consider young people’s ‘data literacy’ – how they build and communicate meaning through representations of information – from a critical perspective (Philip et al., 2016). Given how data are often collected about youth, with young people themselves only rarely considered as authors, architects, or interpreters of data (especially youth in urban schools whose data are used to position them as ‘at risk’), this presentation centers young people’s perspectives about and practices with data as they participated in a year-long social design research study in a media makerspace at a public urban high school. The study revealed how young people mobilized data to generate knowledge about themselves, interrogate what counts as data, and turn data toward civic action. This talk considers how critical ‘making’ experiences can connect young people’s interests, identities, and knowledge with broader social, cultural, and political issues and work toward disrupting educational inequities by focusing on youth’s creative, counternarrative work.

Thank you to all of you who attended our last BB. We hope you found it as inspiring and empowering as we did. The next BB will be this WED OCT 6TH, 2021 @12:00 (noon). Dr. Amy Storniauolo, University of Pennsylvania, will be presenting her talk: Developing Data Literacy with Adolescents: Supporting Youth as Authors, Architects, and Interpreters of Data. The attached flyer provides more detail about the presentation. This will be a virtual BB event, and we look forward to seeing you there!

The zoom link for all events is:

https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/91213714228?pwd=dHhnTnE0d1BmdVhHSFNMVGRncW1xUT09