Teaching ideas: Sharing ideas for bringing data into the undergraduate classroom

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Extensive collections of data that are useful for social science undergraduate teaching can be accessed via data services and archives such as the UK Data Service. However, finding a good dataset for teaching particular topics and for engaging students remains a challenge. To help with this challenge, the UK Data Service has produced a new resource – teaching ideas. These short (two-page) documents outline a topic and research question, give information about an appropriate data source and suggest a set of exercises for students. There is also a snapshot of findings from the exercises and suggestions for supplementary activities. The documents can be printed and given to students but they have been designed to serve as ideas rather than prescriptive lesson plans. The aim is for us to share ideas with teachers and also to provide a platform for teachers to share ideas

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-20
Number of pages4
JournalALISS Quarterly
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017