Think Before You Speak – why our choice of words matters when getting girls into STEM
When we say something using complicated, formal words, most people zone out. This happens in making, too. When girls are introduced to engineering with words like ‘computer science’, ‘programming’, and ‘technology’, they show less interest than when they are introduced with terms like ‘fixing problems’, and ‘crafting’. This shows that the language that we use to describe things is very important.