Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020
ED21A: Teaching with Data: Engaging Students in Learning Ocean Sciences Through Large Data Sets I
Session Proposal
Program: Education, Outreach and Policy
Index/GoodType: Oral
CoSponsor: SI - Social-Ocean Science Interactions and SDGs
CoSponsor: OD - Ocean Data Management
CoSponsor: IS - Ocean Observatories, Instrumentation and Sensing Technologies
Data are at the heart of what we do as scientists. Engaging students directly with data provides an opportunity to model the scientific process through inquiry and active learning. Professors seek to make concept connections, build student confidence in scientific questioning, data analysis, and synthesis in the classroom. Yet, students often struggle to work with data and data visualizations due to their limited experience and exposure to different data types, sources and forms. Students often fail to see patterns emerging in scientific data and they often ignore anomalous data or misinterpret them.  Interaction with data and marine science research, more broadly, can inform and expand students’ foundational knowledge of system interactions, and can be used to encourage the development of 21st century skills (i.e. critical thinking, problem solving) and environmental stewardship.

This session aims to present classroom labs and activities that have been developed to take advantage of the opportunities and overcome the challenges in working with large data sets. Have you come up with a new way to situate learning through local challenges with real world big data or use technology to enhance your classroom?  In this session we will share and learn from each other with the goal of creating enriched classrooms for students to learn about the importance of the ocean to our ecosystem. We invite participants to share their innovations, case studies and assessments of integrating data into the curriculum.

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

08:00 AM - 10:00 AM

SDCC

11B, UL

Index Terms:
EDUCATION_0825 Teaching methods, EDUCATION_0845 Instructional tools, INFORMATICS_1916 Data and information discovery, OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL_4262 Ocean observing systems
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