Over the past year or so, I’ve been working – on and off – to gather interest in the idea of encouraging school pupils to explore open data, data visualisation, and the political lessons that can be drawn from this.
I won’t go into too much detail about his now as I’ve covered it extensively on another blog with this list of posts. In summary, though, the educational possibilities are very interesting, but I would suggest that developing this idea is an almost essential step for any polity that wishes to engage large numbers of people in rational policy-making processes.
What’s the next step? Well, I’ve pulled together a draft report here, based upon experiences gathered organising a Schools Data Day in association with The London Borough of Barnet and Deloitte LLP, and there are a range of pupil presentations that came out of the hack day that I’m planning to show in some presentations shortly.
I’m hoping to be able to gather enough interest to do a bigger one of these shortly.