Strategies and Best Practices for Data Literacy Education: Knowledge Synthesis Report

Strategies and Best Practices for Data Literacy Education: Knowledge Synthesis Report by Chantel Risdale, James, Rothwell, Michael Smit, Hossam Ali-Hassan, Michael Bliemel, Dean Irvine, Daniel Kelley, Stan Matwin, Bradley Wuetherick

For the benefit of students, employers, and society, data literacy must be recognized as a necessary civic skill (Swan et al., 2009). This recognition should come from all levels of government, and from post-secondary institutions. There needs to be agreement on what elements of data literacy are necessary in an undergraduate core curriculum, in order to provide a consistent foundational education for those entering an increasingly data-dependent workforce.

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