The Gender Balance in Computing Research Programme

LEOs have been selected to take part in The Gender Balance in Computing (GBIC) research programme. This research programme has been funded by the Department for Education to support pupils to develop their computing skills and the aim is to improve pupils’ attitudes towards computing and increase the number of pupils who choose to study computing qualifications.

The Belonging project is the first in the series of GBIC research programme and it is a collaboration between the Raspberry Pi Foundation, the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT), the WISE Campaign (WISE), and the Department for Education (DfE). The project focuses on pupils, who are near the beginning of their learning journey in computing and the aim is to increase pupils’ feelings of belonging to the subject of computing so that they are more engaged in it and see it as a subject for people like them. More information will be provided in the coming weeks.

It is a very exciting opportunity for the pupils and will help contribute to understanding attitudes towards computing.

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