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Thinking through Visualizations: Critical Data Literacy Using Remittances


[Chapter excerpt] "We aim to situate and critically interrogate the increasingly privileged role of data within library and information literacy outreach on college and university campuses. Following a brief discussion of data in a college context, we provide a lesson plan that adapts critical information literacy and critical data librarianship to draw entirely on open data... we ask librarian and students together to consider a series of interrelated questions and activities. This lesson plan is focused on the topic of remittances to the Philippines, but it could be adapted to any topic for which World Bank data is available..."

[for the two-volume series] Critical pedagogy incorporates inclusive and reflective teaching for aims of social justice; it provides mechanisms for students to evaluate their social, political, and economic standing, and to question societal norms and how these norms perpetuate societal injustices. Teaching librarians have long incorporated social justice into their work, but focused interest in critical library pedagogy has grown rapidly in recent years. In two volumes, the Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook works to make critical pedagogy more accessible for library educators, examining both theory and practice...

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