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Teaching for Digital Citizenship

What is Digital Citizenship anyway? Where does it fit in the curriculum – is it Computer Science, or is it Citizenship & PSHE? Where does it sit in the wider life of the school, whether in the devices children bring into school, or the data systems that track their grades, movements and even fingerprints for the benefit of schools, inspectorate and corporate developers?

Ethical concerns have ramped up in the Tech sector in recent years, codified at summits such as the Zanzibar Declaration and the Rome Call for Ethical A.I. but up until now there has been little interaction between the world of education and digital ethics.

Drawing on normative perspectives, school ethnographies across the 4 UK nations, and participatory co-creation approaches, Teaching for Digital Citizenship is a large ESRC-funded project which seeks to refurbish a workable and coherent moral education for justice in a digital world.

This event began by presenting the results of the first phase of the project’s work, a survey of secondary school teachers across the UK, showing how they understand the main challenges facing young people in the digital world today, how and where they address them in the life of the school.

Drawing on normative perspectives from data justice as articulating crucial issues of bias, discrimination, marginalisation and misrecognition which place some young people at liability precisely because of their access to the digital, we foreground a need for participatory and political engagement to accompany the engineering of technical solutions.
09:30 BERA Introduction & Introduction to the two co-sponsoring SIGs
Jacqueline Baxter & Esther Cummins
09:50 Teaching for Digital Citizenship: Data Ethics in the Classroom and Beyond – an overview of the research project, its aims and goals
Dr David Lundie, University of Glasgow, Principal Investigator
10:10 The State of the Sector – reporting the draft results of a survey of Secondary teachers across the UK into the challenges, practices and aims of digital citizenship
Dr Lee Shannon, University of Glasgow, Research Associate
10:30 Breakout rooms – facilitated by
Jim Conroy, University of Glasgow and Bob Davis, University of Glasgow

Discussion of the draft findings & make links between the two SIGs
10:50 Feedback and discussion
11:00 Break
11:10 Data Justice – a rights based approach to promoting ethical agency in young people’s digital interactions
Dr Jeremy Knox, University of Edinburgh
11:30 Waterproofing Data – a participatory co-creation approach to resource generation for critical digital citizenship
Professor João Porto de Albuquerque, University of Glasgow Urban Big Data Centre
11:50 Q&A, discussion and networking
12:15 Close of event 

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Jacqueline Baxter, Professor

Professor in Public Policy and Management at The Open University

Jacqueline Baxter is Professor of public policy and management and Director- The Centre of Innovation in Online Business and Legal Education (SCILAB). She is principal fellow of the Higher Education Academy, fellow of the Academy of Social...

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Esther Cummins, Ms

Student at University of Manchester

Esther is a part-time PhD student at the University of Manchester, researching the relationship between values, ethos, and policy in faith majority settings. She is keen to partner with other researchers in this field. Esther is the former...

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João Porto de Albuquerque, Professor

Professor in Urban Analytics

Professor João Porto de Albuquerque is Professor in Urban Analytics at Urban Studies in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow and Deputy Director of the Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC), where he leads the theme on...

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Sally Elton-Chalcraft, Professor

Professor of Social Justice in Education at University of Cumbria

Sally Elton-Chalcraft is Professor of Social Justice in Education, and is Director of the Learning Education and Development Research Centre in the Institute of Education at the University of Cumbria. She teaches and supervises on Doctoral, MA,...

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Heather Marshall, Dr

Course Leader RE PGCE and Senior Lecturer at Edge Hill University

Senior lecturer and RE PGCE Course Leader at Edge Hill University. Currently preparing for my EdD viva. Wide range of research interests.

Speakers

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David Lundie

David Lundie is senior lecturer in the philosophy of education at Liverpool Hope University. He is the co-director of the Centre for Education and Policy Analysis, and associate editor of the British Journal of Religious Education. He is...

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Lee Shannon, Dr

Research Associate at University of Glasgow

Dr Lee Shannon is Research Associate at the University of Glasgow working on the Teaching for Digital Citizenship: Within the Classroom and Beyond project. Lee is an experienced qualitative and ethnographic researcher with interests in cognitive...

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James Charles Conroy, Professor

Director: European Centre for Advanced Studies at University of Glasgow

Professor James Conroy is Vice-Principal (Internationalisation) at the University of Glasgow where he has held the position of Professor of Religious and Philosophical Education since 2005. He joined the University in 1999. Prior to his...

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Robert Davis

Professor at University of Glasgow

I am Professor of Religious and Cultural Education in the School of Education within the College of Social Sciences. I am active in Initial Teacher Education (MEduc Primary, MA in Religious and Philosophical Education and PGDE Primary and...

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Jeremy Knox, Dr

Senior Lecturer in Digital Education at University of Edinburgh

Jeremy Knox is Senior Lecturer and Co-director of the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests include the relationships between education, data-driven technologies and wider society, and he...

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João Porto de Albuquerque, Professor

Professor in Urban Analytics

Professor João Porto de Albuquerque is Professor in Urban Analytics at Urban Studies in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow and Deputy Director of the Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC), where he leads the theme on...

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