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Data Literacy Through Geography

Niwaeli Kimambo (Geography) - Data Literacy Through Geography (Mar. 2021)

Data Literacy Through Geography by Niwaeli Kimambo, Assistant Professor of Geography

Geographers recognize that many social and environmental problems are place-specific. For example: exposure to climate change risks or access to greenspace depend on where you live. In this talk, I will highlight how training in Geography exemplifies MiddData goals of data literacy in a liberal arts setting. Our geography students receive holistic data literacy training that links theoretical and technical knowledge. Using examples from recent class exercises, I will discuss how we prepare students to be versatile and data-driven problem solvers of our world’s pressing challenges. 

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