You may have seen that the National Centre for Computing Education launched its Gender Balance in Computing project back in April this year. We have been busy planning the trials and need your help...
We are currently recruiting teachers of Year 6 in England to collaborate with us on our Teaching Approach trial. It will involve training teachers in structured, collaborative pedagogical approaches with the aim of improving girls’ perception of computing and their attainment.
- The intervention is based on evidence suggesting that the way in which computing is taught may not always match the pedagogical approaches to which girls are most likely to respond.
- Teachers involved in the pilot will co-develop and trial new teaching resources aimed at encouraging collaborative teaching and learning methods in computing classes.
- The resulting resources will be used to roll out the approach in a randomised control trial starting in September 2020. Teachers and schools involved in the development of the resources cannot participate in the RCT, but can continue to use the resources, and will have the opportunity to join the GBIC School Network and participate in other interventions in the future.
- Please note that although the research relates to girls’ engagement, the resources should be used with both girls and boys.
Apply to take part in Stage 1 by completing this form. It will require the following commitment:
- November 2019: attending a training and co-development day in London
- January - April 2020: piloting the teaching approach resources in your classroom (around your usual planned computing classes)