How girls learn computer science

Stichting NewTechKids believes that one of the ways to solve the gender divide in technology education is to teach computer science in primary school classrooms. Teachers and schools can play a key role in exposing children early to computer science: coding and programming, computational thinking, algorithmic thinking, systems thinking and technology literacy. They can also celebrate and integrate the learning styles of both girls and boys in mixed-gender classrooms.

We’re collaborating with NewTechKids, our commercial counterpart, to compile an  in-depth research on how to improve the way we teach girls in primary school computer science.

The research report will be published in late Fall 2016/early 2017 and include:

  • observations about girls’ participation during the 10 classes
  • strategies to attract more girls to computer science education programs;
  • providing girls and boys with positive and engaging learning experiences; and
  • tips to encourage girls to continue pursuing computer science and programming through education and extra-curricular activities.