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Teaching Data and Information to 5- to 11-year-olds

CO044 Online course

Increase your knowledge of data and information, and how you can teach young children about this topic.

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Key stage 1 Key stage 2
Free online course Approximately 8 hours of self-study

This course is designed for educators who work with learners aged 5 to 11 years old.

Topics covered

  • Help children understand how to handle and use data to answer questions
  • Explore how young people work with data across the curriculum
  • Understand data structures
  • Learn how to analyse data and present your findings
  • Bring your skills together with the experts at the Raspberry Pi Foundation

How long is this course?

This course is spread over 3 weeks with 2 hours weekly study. 


By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:

  • Explain the data handling process, from coming up with a question to presenting your findings
  • Justify how you would collect and structure data in different situations
  • Compare manual and automatic methods of collecting data
  • Evaluate data to come to a conclusion
  • Report on your findings in an appropriate way for your audience
  • Develop a sequence of learning for an aspect of data handling

This course is part of Teach primary computing

Teach primary computing

Our nationally recognised qualification will support you to demonstrate your commitment to developing your own practice and to computing as a school subject.

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