Data Education in Schools

Research areas 
Children & Technology
Data Society
Research team 

PI: Professor Judy Robertson

Kate Farrell, Director of Curriculum Development and Professional Learning 

Tommy Lawson, Schools Technology Advisor

Key contact 
Funding 

Integrated Regional Employability and Skills programme (Edinburgh) and South East Scotland City Region Deal

£2.4M

Dates 
01 Apr 201931 Mar 2027

The Data Education in Schools project will develop an interdisciplinary data education curriculum, mapped closely to existing maths and computing curriculum topic, as well as a set of engaging real world data science teaching materials for teachers. 

The project will work with Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian, West Lothian, Fife and Borders local authorities, as well as the local further education colleges, Edinburgh Napier and Heriot Watt universities and local employers to offer opportunities to learners at all stages over the 8 year period of the project.

Data Education in Schools is part of a wider programme to develop data driven innovation within the region, with the ambition of making Edinburgh the data captial of Europe.  

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