Teaching Statistics vs. Data Science in Grades K-12?
Where do YOU stand?
How to define statistics education and data science education in grades K-12? Statistics or data science?
Is statistics and data science education too ambitious a goal to pursue in grades K-12, for both the students and teachers?
Has K-12 statistics and data science education been successful so far? By what measures?
Can data sense, or data acumen, be trained well at K-12 or even younger? Are there any unique challenges and benefits of developing data acumen in K-12?
Small datasets or big data for teaching and practice at this level?
If you are intrigued by these questions and have an interest in how these questions might be answered - one way of the other – then this is the event for you!
Want to get a sense of the thinking behind the practicality (or not) of various educational approaches? Interested in hearing both sides of the story – during the same session!?
This event will be held in a debate type of format. The participants will be given selected questions ahead of time so they have a chance to think about their responses, but this is intended to be much less of a presentation and more of a give and take between the debaters.
So – let’s have fun with this! The best way to find out what happens is to register and attend!
Piaomu Liu (Bentley University)