The Society is delighted to have received further funding from the Nuffield Foundation to continue and develop our Data Skills in Geography programme into 2019. The project, which initially launched in 2015, provides an integrated programme across both higher education institutions and schools to improve teachers’ and students’ knowledge and confidence in using data skills.
The Data Skills project has already produced a series of award winning, high quality teaching materials for both GCSE and A Level to support the new curricula, including lesson plans, activities and resource materials, alongside providing a national programme of continuing professional development (CPD) for teachers.
Now with further funding, the project will continue to provide CPD and teaching resources, extend our work with awarding organisations, develop new activities with Initial Teacher Training providers and others to promote the value of data skills in geography, and build up a network of ‘Data Champions’ (teachers who have been involved with the programme) to encourage activity and collaboration at local level.
The programme aims to ensure that both teachers and students in all schools can benefit from greater confidence in using data skills. We are excited about the future prospects for the Data Skills programme and what it can continue to achieve.
The final of the BBC’s ICONS: The Greatest Person of the 20th Century will be broadcast live at 9.00pm tonight.
5 February 2019
Prior to his lecture on 17 July at King’s Lynn Festival, we caught up with BBC presenter and author of The Old Man and the Sand Eel, Will Millard.
9 July 2018
For 10 years scientists have warned of the potential for a massive earthquake in Nepal. Was the April 2015 earthquake that event or an indicator of a larger disaster to come?
25 January 2016
This 2016 policy briefing offers recommendations for flood management policy in the UK across a variety of domains.
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