Kate Farrell

Director of Curriculum Development and Professional Learning, Data Education in Schools

I am working on the Data Education in Schools project developing a data science curriculum for Primary and Secondary schools in Scotland. I am designing units of work on data and information handling, trialing them in pilot schools and training teachers in how to deliver those activities.  The units are on a variety of topics, so that they can fit in to a variety of curricular areas.  I have also been working with the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) developing a national Secondary school qualification in Data Science which should be available to all Scottish schools from this summer.  Previously I have advised on the new Computing Science outcomes in the Scottish Curriculum, written a guide for Primary and Early Years on teaching the new CS outcomes (available free at Teach CS.Scot) and developed new badge activities in computational thinking with Girl Guiding.

Email: kate.farrell@ed.ac.uk

Or write/visit here:
Room 4.19, St John's Land
The Moray House School of Education
The University of Edinburgh
Holyrood Road
Edinburgh EH8 8AQ

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Thanks to all the many colleagues, students, schools, partners, co-researchers and friends who make our work possible!