Data Murals: Using the Arts to Build Data Literacy
Author(s)Bhargava, Rahul; Kadouaki, Ricardo; Bhargava, Emily; Castro, Guilherme; D'Ignazio, Catherine
Current efforts to build data literacy focus on technology-centered approaches, overlooking creative non-digital opportunities. This case study is an example of how to implement a Popular Education-inspired approach to building participatory and impactful data literacy using a set of visual arts activities with students at an alternative school in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. As a result of the project data literacy among participants increased, and the project initiated a sustained interest within the school community in using data to tell stories and create social change.
The Journal of Community Informatics
Civic Engament, Literacy, Mural, Learning, Partnerships