Research suggests that parental encouragement and exposure to positive role models can help girls feel like computing is a subject where they belong, which can increase their engagement with computing. The Behavioural Insights Team and WISE are running this RCT and are providing opportunities for Year 5 pupils (aged 9-10) to engage with their parents and industry role models to discuss computing and its role in society. Results are due in the spring.
The findings from this research will be made available here once the interventions have been completed in schools and the data has been analysed.
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