The Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI) educational portfolio will cut across disciplines, address global challenges, develop new progressive modes of student learning and be co-produced with non-academic partners in government, community and industry.
Our educational portfolio will engage with Data-Driven Innovation. It will build on the understanding that our use of data and digital technologies is changing fundamental aspects of how we take decisions, communicate, consume, engage and interact. This creates many opportunities but also presents profound challenges to fundamental issues around privacy, equity, equality, governance and democracy. These are challenges that EFI’s educational portfolio will engage: our focus is on providing students from across disciplines with the data literacy and data skills needed to understand the uses and limitations of data for decision making, the impact of ‘datafication’ on society and how to frame questions and work in partnership with data scientists. Our focus is not to train data scientists and data technologists.
The EFI will:
Course topics could include:
The EFI will also develop CPD and Executive Education programmes to promote data literacy across management and leadership within the public, private and third sectors.