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Are data literacy and critical thinking related?

Hello Data Literacy group!

I've been having conversations lately with colleagues about the need for the development of critical thinking skills - both in young people but also in older generations (when we think about things like media literacy). Critical thinking is certainly a focus of popular learning frameworks, like 21st century skills, but I less often see data literacy promoted in the same way.

That's got me wondering - are data literacy and critical thinking related?

How might educators include these themes in curriculum to ensure that our audiences are developing or keeping their skills sharp?

If you are an educator who has successfully integrated critical thinking or data literacy content into your work, please let us know how you did it!