A SySTEMic approach to Data Literacy

Jon Mason, Khalid Khan, Gregory Smith

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We outline an emerging research agenda that brings together three distinct topics relevant to the changing requirements of school education: STEM education, inquiry learning, and data literacy. When examining current curriculum materials in Australia we find that data in the digital environment is primarily seen as something to be examined in terms of its representations, interpretations, and visualisation – all activities that can be understood as downstream from data production. We argue that in the same way that inquiry learning involves a shift from the teacher to the student as the pivotal questioner, that a comprehensive and systemic approach to understanding data in the digital environment must involve appreciation for its production as well as consumption. Teaching STEM as an integrated and interdisciplinary way to decomposing real-world problems, not just the STEM subjects, requires a systemic approach running through and across the curriculum. It also now demands data literacy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages665-667
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2019
Event27th International Conference on Computers in Education: Intelligent Computing and Convergent Education - Howard Beach, Kenting, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2 Dec 20196 Dec 2019
Conference number: 27
http://ilt.nutn.edu.tw/icce2019/index.html

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Conference27th International Conference on Computers in Education
Abbreviated titleICCE2019
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityKenting
Period2/12/196/12/19
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Mason, J., Khan, K., & Smith, G. (2019). A SySTEMic approach to Data Literacy. 665-667. Paper presented at 27th International Conference on Computers in Education, Kenting, Taiwan, Province of China.
Mason, Jon ; Khan, Khalid ; Smith, Gregory. / A SySTEMic approach to Data Literacy. Paper presented at 27th International Conference on Computers in Education, Kenting, Taiwan, Province of China.3 p.
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Mason, J, Khan, K & Smith, G 2019, 'A SySTEMic approach to Data Literacy' Paper presented at 27th International Conference on Computers in Education, Kenting, Taiwan, Province of China, 2/12/19 - 6/12/19, pp. 665-667.

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Mason J, Khan K, Smith G. A SySTEMic approach to Data Literacy. 2019. Paper presented at 27th International Conference on Computers in Education, Kenting, Taiwan, Province of China.