Kate Farrell

Director of Curriculum Development and Professional Learning, Data Education in Schools

I work on the Data Education in Schools project developing a data science curriculum for Primary and Secondary schools in Scotland. I develop and deliver professional learning workshops for teachers in how to deliver data literacy and data science in Primary and Secondary schools.  I also design activities on data and information handling, then trial them in pilot schools.  The activities are on a variety of topics, so that they can fit in to a variety of curricular areas.  I also work with the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) updating the national Secondary school qualification in Data Science.  Previously I advised on the new Computing Science outcomes in the Scottish Curriculum, wrote a guide for Primary and Early Years on teaching the new CS outcomes (available free at Teach CS.Scot) and developed new badge activities in computational thinking with Girl Guiding.

Email: kate.farrell@ed.ac.uk

Or write/visit here:
Room 4.19, St John's Land
The Moray House School of Education
The University of Edinburgh
Holyrood Road
Edinburgh EH8 8AQ

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British Data Awards 2024

The Data Education in Schools team have won the ‘Education Initiative of the Year’ Award at the 2024 British Data Awards.

Information Literacy Award

The Data Education in Schools team are have jointly won the 2024 Information Literacy Award, announced as part of the LILAC conference held in Leeds on the 25th March.

Data Education in Schools team wins visualisation award

On Friday 3rd November Kate Farrell, Director of Curriculum Development and Professional Learning, collected the ‘Data Visualisation’ award at the 2023 Data Summit held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

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