Storytelling Approach Helps Engage Girls in Computing

Evidence indicates that gender stereotypes around computing develop early; however, a pilot study from the Raspberry Pi Foundation suggests that using a storytelling approach to teach computing can help engage both girls and boys. 

Results from the study indicate, for example, that “teaching computing through storytelling and story-writing is effective for motivating 11- to 14-year-old girls to learn programming.”

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has been running the Gender Balance in Computing programme of research since 2019 as part of an effort “to identify ways to encourage more girls and young women to engage with computing and choose to study it further.”

Learn more at Raspberry Pi.