If children are the future, then how we teach them will shape that world. But are we, as parents and teachers, raising them in the right way? As STEM skills increasingly become necessary in shaping society, a data-driven approach to education may be the only way for the future generation to change the world.
Cosmos spoke to Dr Linda McIver, executive director of Australian Data Science Education Institute and author of Raising Heretics: teaching kids to save the world, and Dr Marissa Bond, Head of Technology at Lumination about the importance of letting our kids ask “why?”.
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Originally published by Cosmos as Raising Heretics: kids can change the world
Deborah Devis is a science journalist at Cosmos. She has a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science (Honours) in biology and philosophy from the University of Sydney, and a PhD in plant molecular genetics from the University of Adelaide.
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