Cosmos Briefing

Raising Heretics: How teaching kids to code will change the world

October 21, 2021 The Royal Institution of Australia
Cosmos Briefing
Raising Heretics: How teaching kids to code will change the world
Show Notes

If children are the future, then how we teach them will shape that world. But are we raising them in the right way? As STEM skills increasingly become necessary in shaping society, a data-driven approach to education may be the only way for the future generation to change the world. To explore this more, we have two fascinating guests who Cosmos journalist Dr Deborah Devis will be talking to. Linda McIver is the executive director of Australian Data Science Education Institute. Her recent book "Raising Heretics: Teaching Kids to Change the World" explores the way we teach STEM, and proposes a data-centric, problem-based learning approach that engages kids and empowers them to create positive change in their own communities. Dr. Marissa Bond, is the Head of Technology at Lumination, a technology company on a mission to revolutionise the way we teach, learn and work. 

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