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Junior Detectives: Unraveling Truths in Our World

Sep 14, 2024 - Oct 12, 2024

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Welcome to Junior Detectives, a course inspired by Tim Harford's Truth Detective, designed for curious young minds in grades 4 and 5. This course is a captivating journey into the world of critical thinking, data interpretation, and truth-seeking. Attendees meet with the course instructor on Saturdays, 3:30-4:45 PM GST | 5-6:15 PM IST Course Highlights: - Critical Thinking Skills: Students will learn to think like detectives, questioning the information presented to them and looking beyond the obvious. - Understanding Data and Statistics: The course introduces basic concepts of data and statistics, teaching students how to interpret and question data in everyday life. - Real-World Applications: Through engaging activities, students will explore how statistics are used in various aspects of life, from news headlines to social media posts. - Interactive Learning: The course includes interactive exercises inspired by real and fictional characters, helping students understand the importance of data in decision-making. - Visual Literacy: Students will learn about data visualization, including how to read and create simple charts and graphs, understanding their impact on conveying information. - Fun and Engaging Content: The course uses a vibrant and humorous approach, similar to the style of Ollie Mann’s illustrations in Truth Detective, making learning both fun and impactful. This course is an excellent opportunity for young learners to develop essential life skills, such as critical thinking and data literacy, preparing them to navigate the complex world of information with confidence and curiosity.





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