Bias in the machine: How can we address gender bias in AI?

Reading Time: 8 minutes At the Raspberry Pi Foundation, we’ve been thinking about questions relating to artificial intelligence (AI) education and data science education for several months now, inviting experts to share their perspectives in a series of very well-attended seminars. At the same time, we’ve been running a programme of research trials to find out what interventions in…… Continue reading Bias in the machine: How can we address gender bias in AI?

Computer science education for what purpose? Some perspectives

Reading Time: 4 minutes As we’re coming to the end of Black History Month in the USA this year, we’ve been amazed by the variety of work the computing education community is doing to address inequities in their classrooms. For our part, we have learned a huge amount about equitable STEM and computer science (CS) education from the community,…… Continue reading Computer science education for what purpose? Some perspectives

Celebrate Black history this month with code!

Reading Time: 3 minutes For those of us living in the USA, February is Black History Month, our month-long celebration of Black history. This is an occasion to highlight the amazing accomplishments of Black Americans through time. Simply put, the possibilities are endless! Black history touches every area of our lives, and it is so important that we seize…… Continue reading Celebrate Black history this month with code!

The Roots project: Implementing culturally responsive computing teaching in schools in England

Reading Time: 5 minutes Since last year, we have been investigating culturally relevant pedagogy and culturally responsive teaching in computing education. This is an important part of our research to understand how to make computing accessible to all young people. We are now continuing our work in this area with a new project called Roots, bridging our research team…… Continue reading The Roots project: Implementing culturally responsive computing teaching in schools in England

What does equity-focused teaching mean in computer science education?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Today, I discuss the second research seminar in our series of six free online research seminars focused on diversity and inclusion in computing education, where we host researchers from the UK and USA together with the Royal Academy of Engineering. By diversity, we mean any dimension that can be used to differentiate groups and people…… Continue reading What does equity-focused teaching mean in computer science education?

Computing education and underrepresentation: the data from England

Reading Time: 6 minutes In this blog post, I’ll discuss the first research seminar in our six-part series about diversity and inclusion. Let’s start by defining our terms. Diversity is any dimension that can be used to differentiate groups and people from one another. This might be, for example, age, gender, socio-economic status, disability, ethnicity, religion, nationality, or sexuality.…… Continue reading Computing education and underrepresentation: the data from England

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