Sunday, 15 November 2015

Scottish Government Statistics, Census data & practical applications - SAGT conference 2015 - Perth

Tom Macintyre and I presented at  the Scottish Association of Geography Teachers Conference.

The presentation outlined a range of official statistics available from Scottish Government and the results from the 2011 Census in Scotland.  

We focused on the Scottish results published through the Census Data Explorer, and used a number of case studies to illustrate how the data can be used to answer specific questions, making links where possible to curricular frameworks for Geography and Numeracy Across Learning. 

The session ended with a discussion on potential use of Census data within Geography National Qualifications.

In the afternoon we took part in the 'Hot Spots' forum  where groups of teachers took part in 10 minute discussion on a range of resources. 

The following are the resources we shared at the event

1) Presentation slides

2) Census Data Explorer worksheet
3) Census UK Parliamentary profiles for Scotland

4) Datashine Scotland  - mapping Scotland with an example for health in Ayr

5) Scotland’s Population 2014 Infographic report

6) Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation training material and data

Introduction to SIMD Methodology (Notes and Slides) from

Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2012 - Background Data

SIMD Training Materials for exercises illustrated above

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