Towards categorizing ethical questions in data literacy

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Samira Khodaei, Anas Abdelrazeq, Ingrid Isenhardt


Data Literacy is crucial for a sustainable engineering education [11]. In aiming to
find solutions to solve future challenges, mechanical engineering has started to integrate data
literacy into the higher education curriculum [13]. However, ethics are rarely considered in
current frameworks. Ethics are seen as a side topic or are equated to data privacy issues [2].
Since literacy aims to empower people to make informed decisions based on their or other
data[12], the development of critical reflection and discussion on ethics is central for data
literacy. In our contribution, we will first summarize current existing data literacy frameworks
and their ethics concept. Then, through a focus group study among data literacy experts’
ethical questions in data literacy are collected and categorized. The study was conducted
with 15 experts at the NFDI4Ing Conference 2022. This approach expands ethical issues in
data literacy beyond data privacy towards applied, current and pressing ethical topics.


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Published: 2023-05-12 10:00


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