Streams of Data: Nurturing Data Literacy in Young Science Learners (Collaborative Research: Kochevar)

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Streams of Data is pursuing early stage research to address: How can the use of professionally collected, scientific data support the development of data literacy skills in elementary students, and what types of scaffolds are necessary to realize this potential? In the first year, baseline research examined the analytical thinking approaches children intuitively use when making meaning from different types of data with minimal scaffolding? We explored commonplace scenarios of data and conventional data representations.

Co-PI(s): Amy Busey and Lynn Goldsmith, Education Development Center (EDC)

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