A selection of articles and publications about Data Education in Schools

Practitioner publications and reports

Farrell, K, Watts, J, Robertson, J & Lawson, T (poster) ‘A flexible school and college level qualification in Data Science’

Lawson, T & Robertson, J 2020, Building Digital Technology Capacity to Support Data Education in
Edinburgh and South East Scotland Region Schools: Full Report.

Robertson, J, Binnie, L, Boyle, A, Christiansen, K, Kong, A, Mcmellon, C, O’Callaghan, C, Phoenix-Hill, R,
Reed, L, Spencer, D, Turnball, G, Turnball, R & Wright, L 2022, Learners’ views of computer science in
Scottish schools. vol. 1, 1 edn, The Centre for Research in Digital Education, Edinburgh.

Teach Data Literacy: a Guide for Primary Teachers

Teach Computer Science: a Guide for Primary and Early Years Practitioners 


New Smart City Pilot For Edinburgh Schools Announced , Communications Today

Pupils invited to help make Edinburgh a smart city, Smart Cities World

Dr Holly Linklater talks with Naked Scientists about ‘The new “normal” for education’ What Could the New Normal Look Like?

‘Vast sensor network heralds new data dawn’ Futurescot magazine 2021 :: 24 (yudu.com)

7th June. ‘How do you use data to solve a real-world problem?’, and interview with Kate Farrell, Hello World issue 16 — Hello World (raspberrypi.org)

#DataYou: Kate Farrell – DDI

‘Involving learners in the discussion about improving computing science is key’ by Professor Judy Robertson, FutureScot

‘Sign language for computer terms’ by Ronnie Kerr, Hello World (raspberrypi.org)

‘Positive signs for inclusion allow deaf to play their part’, The Scotsman

‘Where Theatre Meets Data Science’ by Claire Sowton and Kate Farrell, Teaching Times

Academic publications

Robertson, J, Amirkhanashvili, G, Abaci, S, Linklater, H & Lawson, T 2023 ‘Plants, volcanoes and crocodiles: learning about data literacy pedagogical practices from primary school teachers’.

Robertson, J, Farrell, K, Berg, T & Linklater, H 2023 ‘Computational thinking with girlguiding’.

Farrell, K, Watts, J, Robertson, J & Lawson, T 2023 ‘A flexible school and college level qualification in Data Science’.

Andries, V & Robertson, J 2023 ‘”Alexa doesn’t have that many feelings”: Children’s understanding of AI through interactions with smart speakers in their homes’.

Lawson, T, and Wait, A 2021 ‘Online Learning: Cyber Security and Data Science National Progression Awards’