OECD countries and key partners represent about 80% of world trade and investment. We better pay attention…
Focus: The project identifies the competencies today’s students need to thrive in and shape their world towards a better future in 2030 and beyond.
Scope: The report seeks to establish a common language within which countries can explore issues that affect the design of education systems.
It is useful because: the project does not aim at predicting the future but rather at preparing for it. For example, it is aligned with some of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for Education.
There is a section in this report on what it means to be literate and numerate in 2030 with a focus on the need for children to be digital and data literate.
Here is what they have to say about data literacy:
With the explosion of data and the advent of “big data”, all children will need to be data literate. Data literacy is the ability to derive meaningful information from data, the ability to read, work with, analyse and argue with data, and understand “what data mean, including how to read charts appropriately, draw correct conclusions from data, and recognise when data are being used in misleading or inappropriate ways” . Data literacy focuses on both the technical and social aspects of data. It encompasses activities related to data management, including data curation, data citation and fostering data quality.
That they acknowledge the emergence of a “post-truth” culture in an era of nearly limitless number of media sources and the need to educate students to navigate this culture makes me pay attention. I have not seen this fact being highlighted often in predictions about the future of digital learning.