Infographics: Developing a Critical Mindset Towards Data
An infographic is a visual image, such as a chart or diagram, used to represent information or data. Understanding infographics and data visualization is an increasingly important skill in the 21st century. This workshop is designed to increase adult education practitioners’ comfort and skill with introducing data and statistics to learners. Participants will be introduced to infographics and how to evaluate infographics using a critical mindset based on a foundational knowledge of data and statistics. Activities conducted with workshop participants can be adapted for use with adult learners in the math classroom. These activities are designed to empower adult learners to analyze and interpret information they encounter in their daily lives in order to make better, informed decisions as citizens and consumers.