Do you wince at the thought of data literacy, or sigh with relief that it is it now recognised as an essential part of all children and young people’s learning? Either way, our new Data Literacy for Primary Teachers handbook is here to help. Primary schools in Edinburgh, Fife, the Scottish Borders or the Lothians will receive a copy of the ‘Teach Data Literacy: A Guide for Primary Teachers’ at the beginning of the 2023-24 school year.
Join the Data Education in Schools team to discuss ‘Teach Data Literacy: A Guide for Primary Teachers’, answer your questions and share ideas on using this fabulous resource.
Data Literacy in the curriculum
Data literacy is the set of skills and concepts which people need to understand, interpret and make decisions based on the data they encounter in the world around them. There is no official area of the curriculum, or topic, labelled “data literacy” the Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland. However it is relevant across the curriculum in outcomes for maths, literacy, technologies, and social studies.
This handbook sets out how, building on children and young people’s curiosity about their world, teachers can enhance opportunities for all to build the skills and habits of mind relevant to data problem-solving.