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Season 1, Episode 9
Teaching Programming with Dr Linda McIver
Dr Linda McIver is a pioneer in authentic Data Science and Computational Science education, who is also the founder of the Australian Data Science Education Institute and author of Raising Heretics: Teaching Kids to Change the World.
And there is absolutely no reason we can’t be teaching programming in the context of real problems and actually getting the kids to solve issues and problems in their own lives, in their own communities, in their own schools, doing something real, doing something where they can see the value.
In this episode, Linda spoke to Catherine in detail on her PhD journey that led her to finding how she can engage with students when teaching programming and how she would like to create an impact through her teaching STEM skills to solve real life problems in the world.
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