Big Data — Little Kids: Standardization, Datafication and (De)Personalization of Learning

Curriculum and PedagogyKeynotes and Special EventsAlberta Teachers' Association
1 Hour Session
Thursday Feb 15   02:15 PM to 03:30 PM (1 hour 15 minutes)
Hyatt - Herald/Doll
Division 1 (Grades 1-3)Division 2 (Grades 4-6)Division 3 (Grades 7-9)Early Childhood Education (Pre K-Kindergarden)Division 4 (Grades 10-12)

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Growing expectations for school leaders to gather more data (often digitally) on student achievement (and wellbeing) has resulted in increased pressures on schools. In many parts of the world this has led to increased standardization, datafication, narrowing curricula, depersonalizing student learning and ultimately undermining and deprofessionalizing teaching. A major challenge for school leaders is to navigate away from these growing pressures within hierarchical education systems in order to steer towards learning environments that are defined by greater attention on creativity, student voice, diversity and talent, free play and the development of social and emotional empathy within school communities. This session will share the latest research and global activity related to standardization, datafication and the ambiguous notion of personalization of learning, and engage participants in practical solutions to collectively respond to these pressures in Alberta and beyond.
Alberta Teachers Association
Executive Staff Officer, Government

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