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Royal Society Schools Network CPD: using 'big data' in the classroom

  • The Royal Society 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London, England, SW1Y 5AG United Kingdom (map)
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Aimed at both primary and secondary (5-18 years) teachers in the UK, this continuing professional development (CPD) event will explore the theme of ‘using big data in the classroom’.

'Big data' refers to large data sets that can be analysed to show patterns, trends and associations. For schools and colleges this 'big data' will likely come from external sources, or by working together across schools. Experts involved in the Royal Society’s two main policy projects, Machine Learning and Data management and use, will support teachers in developing their understanding of the relevance of 'big data' in our lives, which data handling skills are vital for the next generation and why they will play such an important part in future careers.

Teachers will be guided through some useful hints and tips regarding the handling of large data sets. They will also get the opportunity to explore some key pedagogy to develop their own understanding of data science and how its use can be incorporated into the classroom. This event is suitable for all STEM teachers, but particularly for those teaching mathematics, computing, biology, geography and other subjects where data manipulation is used.