The presentation introduces using stories and analogies as an effective way to explain software testing to children.
It uses a fantasy story example, in particular Kari Kakkonen’s fantasy book Dragons Out.
This book has opened new avenues to talk about software testing to children in a way that no-one has previously done.
Fantasy learning is about a combination of drawing exercises, listening or reading testing content, understanding through the power of analogies between fantasy and software testing, and exploratory testing.
The presentation shares the insights gathered from the schools about what works when explaining software testing to young audiences.
The talk will also include a brief explanation of how the book project went.
The session includes an interactive element by engaging the audience into a brief exploratory testing exercise.