EU Code Week Podcast: Hedy and other ways to approach coding for teachers

In this episode, we will discuss the advantages of self-learning vs. being taught to program, why coding is as useful and necessary as grammar or math, programming is writing, code phonology and the usefulness of learning to read code.

About our guest

  • Felienne Hermans (The Netherlands)

    Felienne is an associate professor at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science at Leiden University, and leads the group that researches programming education. She is fascinated by the question "how we can teach all people to program" and is the creator of the programming language Hedy. Find her on Twitter as @Felienne and follow her work at

Useful Resources

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This podcast has been released on 12th of July 2022