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Understanding data – praxis and politics – Bath Spa University

Understanding data: praxis and politics

Friday 22 October, 2021 – Friday 22 October, 2021
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


Part of the School of Education Research Seminar Series 2021-22.

About the seminar

Caroline Kuhn and two co-researchers on this one-year EPSRC funded research project share their initial findings on designing and piloting an open educational resource (OER) aimed at fostering critical data literacy for HE educators. This transnational collaboration involved four strategic partner institutions in Kenya, Barcelona, Uruguay and England.

The seminar will start with a brief presentation of pen educational resources and Open Pedagogy. The speakers will outline the importance of the UNESCO OER recommendation which supports the creation, use and adaptation of inclusive and quality OER and facilitates international cooperation. They will address what this potentially means for post-pandemic education. They will introduce the OER DataPraxis that they developed: its contents, tools and resources. The researchers will reflect on what they have learned from the pilot studies. To finish, they'll explain how they want to move forward with new lines of inquiry emerging from their ongoing work.

About the speakers

Caroline Kuhn is the Principal Investigator of this research project. Her research focuses on the intersection of sociology, philosophy, technology and education. She is interested in how technology-driven solutions can be meaningfully integrated into development contexts so that different ways of knowing and beings are respected. She is particularly interested in the interplay of culture, structure and agency from a critical realist perspective.

Leo Havemann is a digital and open education specialist and researcher, a Digital Education Advisor at University College London, and a doctoral researcher at the Open University (UK). He is a member of the Advisory Board of the UK Open Education Working Group, a co-ordinator of the M25 Learning Technology Group, and co-founder of the Open Education Policy Lab.

Javiera Atenas is a Senior Lecturer in Learning and Teaching and Enhancement at the University of Suffolk. She leads a policy advisory team at the OE Policy Hub-Lab to support the implementation of the UNESCO Recommendations for Open Education and to develop national and institutional policies that align with the Open Education UNESCO coalition.

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