Data Literacy

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Not all segments of the population profit equally from the internet. In Indonesia, as elsewhere, the proportion of women who have access to the internet is lower than that of men in the population.

Indonesia is not only one of the largest and most populated countries in the world, but it also has one of the highest growth rates of internet penetration. But not all segments of the population profit equally from the internet. In Indonesia, as elsewhere, the proportion of women who have access to the internet is lower than that of men in the population. Further, numerous studies show that a significantly lower percentage of women and girls use the internet to participate in public life, to gain information, and to expand their learning horizons. The teaching of digital information competence (ICT) was dropped from the curriculum in Indonesian schools in 2013, a fact which has intensified gender inequality with regard to digital competence.
 
With the project “Starting them Young: Advancing Data Literacy for Girls in Indonesia”, Goethe-Institut addresses this complex topic through two avenues of approach. One is workshops in which educators and female pupils work together to develop concepts that can be implemented in schools for learning information competence in the areas of open data and open knowledge. The other is sensitizing the public and the decision makers in the education sector concerning the importance of teaching information competence in the classroom and, concurrently, reintroducing the topic to the educational policy agenda.
 
“Starting them Young: Advancing Data Literacy for Girls in Indonesia” is a joint project of Goethe-Institut Indonesien, the PASCH initiative, Open Data Labs Jakarta, and the World Wide Web Foundation.

Events

10.-12.07.2018

Staring them young: Advancing Data Literacy for Girls in Indonesia

GOETHEHAUS
Pusat Kebudayaan Jerman Jakarta
Jl. Sam Ratulangi 9-15
10350 Jakarta