Dr Javiera Atenas

Senior Lecturer in Learning and Teaching Enhancement

School of Social Sciences and Humanities
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Javiera Atenas is a Senior Lecturer in Learning and Teaching and Enhancement and leads the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PgCAP) and teaches data visualisation for social scientists.
Javiera holds a degree in library and information Science (UTEM, Chile) an MSc in Knowledge Management (HAW, Germany) and a PhD in Education (UB, Spain).  She has been working in HE in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East as a lecturer, researcher and policy advisor in openness to education, science and data.
In the last years her work has been focusing in developing critical data literacies amongst academics and supporting institutions in developing open education and science policies. From 2019, she has been leading a policy advisory team at the OE Policy Hub – Lab to support the implementation of the UNESCO Recommendations for Open Education to develop national and institutional policies, as part of the work of the Open Education UNESCO coalition. Also, she is a member of the implementation working group at Open Data Charter, a member of the European Open Education Policy Forum and board of the Open Education Working Group, Open Knowledge International. Also, she is a member of the committee for recognition and enhancement of teaching skills in the HE sector for the Italian National Evaluation Agency for HE (ANVUR).
She is currently accepting applications for doctoral students in areas of critical data literacy, open educational policies and practices and education and social justice.

  • Atenas, J., Nerantzi, C., & Bussu, A. (2023). A conceptual approach to transform and enhance academic mentorship: Through open educational practices. Open Praxis, 15(4), 271-287.  https://doi.org/10.55982/openpraxis.15.4.595
  • Atenas, J., Havemann, L., Rodés, V., & Podetti, M. (2023). Critical data literacy in praxis: An open education approach for academic development. Edutec, Revista Electrónica de Tecnología Educativa, 84, 49-67. https://doi.org/10.21556/edutec.2023.85.2851
  • Atenas, J., Havemann, L., & Timmermann, C. (2023). Reframing data ethics in research methods education: A pathway to critical data literacy. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 20(1), 11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41239-023-00380-y 
  • Atenas, J., Havemann, L., Kuhn, C., Timmermann, C. (2023). Critical Data Literacy in Higher Education: Teaching and Research for Data Ethics and Justice. In: Raffaghelli, J.E., Sangrà, A. (eds) Data Cultures in Higher Education . Higher Education Dynamics, vol 59. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-24193-2_12 
  • Bozkurt, A., Gjelsvik, T., Adam, T., Asino, T. I., Atenas, J., Bali, M., Blomgren, C., Bond, M., Bonk, C. J., Brown, M., Burgos, D., Conrad, D., Costello, E., Cronin, C., Czerniewicz, L., Deepwell, M., Deimann, M., DeWaard, H. J., Dousay, T. A., ... Zawacki-Richter, O. (2023). Openness in Education as a Praxis: From Individual Testimonials to Collective Voices. Open Praxis, 15(2), 76–112. https://doi.org/10.55982/openpraxis.15.2.574
  • Atenas, Javiera. (2021). The Datafied Present and Future. In Understanding Data: Praxis and politics. UK: HDI - Data, Praxis and Politics. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4698609
  • Ebner, M., Schön, S., Atenas, J., Havemann, L., Nascimbeni, F., & Neumann, Jan L. (2020). Ressourcen und Werkzeuge für die Entwicklung einer OER-Policy an Hochschulen. Gemeinsamer Report von TU Graz, Open Education Austria Advanced, OER World Map und Open Education Policy Hub. Graz: TU Graz. DOI: http://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.13705.47207/1  
  • Atenas, J., Havemann, L., & Timmermann C. (2020). Critical literacies for a datafied society: academic development and curriculum design in higher education. Research in Learning Technology28. https://doi.org/10.25304/rlt.v28.2468
  • Atenas, J. Havemann, L., Neumann, J. & Stefanelli, C. (2020).  Open Education Policies: Guidelines for co-creation. OE Policy Lab & Hub Publications. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4032994 
  • Atenas, J. & Havemann, L. (2019) Open Data and Education. In T. Davies, S. Walker, M. Rubinstein, & F. Perini (Eds.), The State of Open Data: Histories and Horizons. Cape Town and Ottawa: African Minds and International Development Research Centre. 10.5281/zenodo.2677851