Evidence for Teaching Practices that Broaden Participation for Women in Computing

Briana B. Morrison, Beth A. Quinn, Steven Bradley, Kevin Buffardi, Brian Harrington, Helen H. Hu, Maria Kallia, Fiona McNeill, Oluwakemi Ola, Miranda Parker, Jennifer Rosato, Jane Waite

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Abstract

Computing has, for many years, been one of the least demographically diverse STEM fields, particularly in terms of women's participation [12, 36]. The last decade has seen a proliferation of research exploring new teaching techniques and their effect on the retention of students who have historically been excluded from computing. This research suggests interventions and practices that can affect the inclusiveness of the computer science classroom and potentially improve learning outcomes for all students. But research needs to be translated into practice, and practices need to be taken up in real classrooms. The current paper reports on the results of a focused systematic "state-of-the-art"review of recent empirical studies of teaching practices that have some explicit test of the impact on women in computing. Using the NCWIT Engagement Practices Framework as a means of organization, we summarize this research, outline the practices that have the most empirical support, and suggest where additional research is needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationITiCSE-WGR 2021 - Proceedings of the 2021 Working Group Reports on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages57-131
Number of pages75
ISBN (Electronic)9781450392020
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 28 2021
Event2021 Working Group Reports on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE-WGR 2021 - Virtual, Online, Germany
Duration: Jun 26 2021Jul 1 2021

Publication series

NameAnnual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE
ISSN (Print)1942-647X

Conference

Conference2021 Working Group Reports on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE-WGR 2021
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityVirtual, Online
Period6/26/217/1/21

Keywords

  • curriculum addressing gender and diversity
  • gender and diversity
  • inclusive culture
  • learning environment
  • teaching practices
  • undergraduate instruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Education

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