Content-type: text/html ~ Stephen's Web ~ Building Teachers’ Confidence and Competence in Teaching Data Literacy through Knowledge Creating Communities

Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

I'm less concerned about the 'confidence'; part of the title and more about "the ways in which teachers apply professional learning about data literacy in their own classroom, and how they share their new practice with other teachers." In a nutshell, actually working with data is a great way to develop data literacy, and especially working with each others' data. "Transfer is the conversion of information about another person's practice into one's personal knowledge. This is most easily achieved when a teacher tinkers with information derived from another's professional practice." The authors describe the use of knowledge-creating communities within the Data Education in Schools (DES) project. Teachers involved in the study "expanded their view of data literacy to recognise that it permeates through most subjects they teach." Maybe a curriculum of the future will replace math with data literacy - six of one, a half-dozen of the other?

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