What's happening with statistics education?

Statistics experts Will Hornby and Darren Macey tell Lucy Rycroft-Smith how the subject is being transformed by technology – and how teachers can embrace the change

Data science is in the future... here's how

It’s been said that there needs to be change in statistics education in schools. Do you agree?

Darren Macey: It has been suggested by many that the growth of computer science in industry and the growing role of data science in the commercial world is not currently well served by education, at least until you get to university level.

Alongside that is a recognition that data literacy is an absolutely fundamental part of engaging with society. There’s also a really interesting focus on non-standard representations of data (what most people know as infographics), which people are engaging with ...

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