The Datafication of Education: The problem and the potential
29 Mar 2023
Leaders @ Bett
Wellbeing , Leadership
The data collected from children at or through their participation in school are exponentially increasing in variety and volume, driven by economic, political and public interests. Regarding children's education data, key questions include: What data are collected from children at or through their participation in school? Why and how are the data used? How can we share data in the public interest, including to support children's learning or welfare, without undermining their privacy? Do uses of education data privilege some children over others, and can we design innovations specifically for those who are disadvantaged? Should we better regulate, or differently incentivise, the EdTech market to benefit children's education without commercially exploiting them? Drawing on findings from their recent research, Common Sense Education will explore the problems and potential through gathering diverse global perspectives from a panel of leading experts and share practical solutions to support leaders and educators as they navigate this burgeoning issue.