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DataFace Competition - Find out more

When 30 Apr 2024 Start16:00 End17:00
Organised by Becci Peters
Community Type

Thematic Community

Event Type

Online

DataFace 

DataFace enables young people to tell the stories they care about through the gathering and presentation of data.  

What is DataFace? 

DataFace equips teachers and students with the skills and confidence to interrogate data – big and small – and present their findings creatively. It draws on core data skills, broader power skills and data visualisation techniques to encourage students to find the stories they care about through the gathering and presentation of data. Working with four core datasets focused on environmental responsibility, gender equality and the cost-of-living crisis along with a range of short teaching videos, students develop their skills and produce a creative visual outcome.  

Schools deliver the project and hold an in-school data visualisation project. In the small-scale nationwide competition, students work will be added to an online gallery to showcase the brilliant work of the students.  This is nationwide aspect is only the second iteration of the project and it is still being shaped into what will become the first fully operative nationwide version in the following years – you will be part of something amazing and help to shape it too!  Data scientists from the Jean Golding Institute at Uni of Bristol have been working with the charity to curate datasets that will allow students to discover and tell their own data stories.  The festivals and I have created teaching materials and videos to support the delivery of this competition to Y8/9 or S1/2 students in school; hopefully helping anyone with an interest to be able to deliver it, not just computing teachers!!

 

Aims: 

Through participating in DataFace, students will: 

  • Understand the relationship between data and everyday life.
  • Develop a sensitivity to the ethics and security implications of data science.​ 
  • Increase data literacy.​ 
  • Develop employability skills, specifically: creativity & innovation, teamwork, communication, problem-solving, decision-making & initiative.​ 

 I am currently looking for 30 schools to sign up and deliver this second iteration version of the competition. 

DataFace website page (limited at present, just in the process of being updated!): https://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/learning-participation/dataface

For further information

Becci Peters

becci.peters@bcs.uk