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What is digital citizenship and where does it sit in the curriculum?

Where does digital citizenship education belong in the curriculum and what does it look like in 2023 and beyond? A research project is looking for secondary schools to help answer this crucial question. Dr David Lundie explains


An ambitious new research project at the University of Glasgow is looking to work with secondary schools and resource developers to help young people engage with the many moral and social challenges of life in a digitally connected world.

Drawing on a “data justice” approach, the project – Teaching for Digital Citizenship: Data ethics in the classroom and beyond – addresses a range of challenges, including big data, social media polarisation, and artificial intelligence.

This work is being funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), led by UCL Institute of Education, which has identified digital citizenship and the teacher recruitment and retention crisis as priority areas for funding between 2023 and 2025.

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