DS+LS Workshop at ISLS 2023

Michelle is part of the organizing team for a data science focused pre-conference workshop to be held Jun 10 at ICLS 2023.

The Learning Sciences in K-12 Data Science Education Pre-ISLS Workshop (LS + DS)

Call for Participation: Data Science Education is fast becoming a topic of interest, but like many “hot topics,” a rush-to-market of standards, content frameworks, and curricula is outpacing careful examination of how and why students ought to learn about data. The ISLS community is well-positioned to offer important insights on this emerging field. Research in the learning sciences community has explored the ways that learning about data and data science intersects with certain social and civic discourses, and everyday literacies. In parallel, the computer-supported collaborative learning community has explored novel ways to support Data Science Education through examinations of tools, instructional frameworks, and studies of professional practice. Participants at this workshop will come together to consider what should be major future topics of study at the intersection of the Learning Sciences and Data Science Education.

This half-day, hybrid workshop will build on recent efforts to map the space of Data Science Education (including a recent National Academies workshop on the topic; emerging findings from the International Collaboration for Research on Statistical Reasoning, Thinking, and Literacy; and more). Participants will come together to begin to address the questions:

The LS+DS Workshop will begin with brief reviews of the current “state of the field” before creating topic-driven working groups in which participants explore the unique insights, approaches, and perspectives that Learning Sciences can bring to open questions and needs in this disciplinary space. We especially invite emerging scholars, including graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and early career researchers to participate. Hybrid and limited asynchronous options for participation will be available, and we will work hard to create a vibrant intellectual space across these modalities. To indicate your interest, please fill out this form.