‘Teach Data Literacy: a guide for primary teachers’ is a resource developed by the Data Education in Schools team to support teachers to enhance opportunities for all to build the skills and habits of mind relevant to data problem-solving.

The Data Education in Schools team were joined by teachers, industry colleagues and digital educators at the Edinburgh Climate Change Institute on Wednesday 7th June to mark the launch of the guide.

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‘Teach Data Literacy: a guide for primary teachers’:

· Introduces and explains what is meant by ‘data literacy’ and how it relates to the school curriculum, including key terms and concepts

· Provides a clear framework for thinking about data problem-solving

· Reviews a wide range of resources for early, first and second level that can be used to support teaching and learning about data literacy.

Along with the official launch of the guide, guests raised a glass to celebrate the first cohort of teachers to complete our 4 Day data literacy courses for primary and secondary teachers. Congratulations to all those involved!

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Schools across the Edinburgh and South East of Scotland city region will receive a copy of the handbook early in the 2023/24 school year. The digital version of the handbook, which we hope will be used by schools across Scotland (and beyond) can be downloaded here:

Download ‘Teach Data Literacy: a guide for primary teacher’

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If you require this document in an alternative format, such as large print or a coloured background, please contact Data Education in Schools by email at dataschools@ed.ac.uk

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