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Datavisions: Teaching in the age of data visualizations

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About the project

The growing use of digital learning materials in Danish classrooms has resulted in a proliferation of data. Teachers mainly access these data through visualizations that communicate patterns within data sets. How data visualizations influence teachers’ assessments of students, however, has yet to be systematically researched and analyzed. This project examines the types and consumption of data visualizations in digital learning materials in order to explore if and how they influence teachers’ assessments. Conceptually, the project draws on science and technology studies to theorize data visualizations as socio-technical micropolitics. Empirically, one sub-project explores which types of data visualizations are prevalent in Danish learning materials and to what degree they represent an automation of assessment. A second subproject examines how teachers engage with data visualizations in practice and use them to assess student learning.

International Partners

  • Professor Evelyn Ruppert, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
  • Professor Helen Kennedy, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Professor Neil Selwyn, University of Melbourne, Australien

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