GBIC Article

Today we have published the first of a series of evaluation reports for the Gender Balance in Computing programme. This first evaluation report concerns the feasibility of our pilot study of a teaching approach based on storytelling in key stage 1.

10 May 2022

Katharine Childs shares some of our team’s book recommendations that delve deeper into the history of gender balance in computing and may inspire you to consider actions to shift the balance.

08 March 2022

Hayley Leonard shares how we can demonstrate the importance of computing for helping others and improving society, with the aim of keeping more girls and women engaged in the subject.

03 November 2021

Henna Gorsia explores gender differences in computing anxiety and discusses how interactivity can help ease performance anxiety and how coding challenges can help ease cognitive overload. The blog post also provides useful resources which can be used in the classroom to help ease computing anxiety.

02 September 2021

Katharine Childs examines some of the misconceptions that pupils face about what it takes to be a great computing student, and separates the myth of brilliance in computing from the reality of real-world computing success.

07 July 2021

Dr. Matthew Holt explores the relationship between gender identity and Computing Education in schools, and offers some tips to get teachers thinking about this complex topic.

18 May 2021

For our final interview to celebrate International Women’s Day, we spoke to 14-year-old Adonai Chinyama, a young coder who makes YouTube videos about coding, technology, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics).

08 March 2021

Continuing our International Women’s Day celebrations, we spoke to Ruth Amos who has over 15 years of experience as an inventor, business owner, presenter, and professional YouTuber.

08 March 2021

Continuing with our celebration of girls and women who are doing amazing things in computing education, we spoke to 11-year-old Dahlia Poulton-Trask, who started a YouTube channel with her brother Ethan with the purpose of creating short, easy-to-follow tutorials for other learners.

08 March 2021

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we have cast our net further afield than usual (much further!) to speak to Asawari Shiposkar, an inspirational educator based in Mumbai, India. Asawari has over 25 years of experience as a teacher, academic, trainer, author, researcher, and consultant.

08 March 2021